Hinckley snap up Shrewsbury striker
Hinckley United have signed striker Andre Gray after his release from League Two side Shrewsbury Town.
The 19-year-old, who was with the Knitters for a month-long loan spell last season, has agreed a one-year deal at the Greene King Stadium.
He is the fourth new face at the club as manager Dean Thomas goes about rebuilding for next season's Blue Square Bet North campaign.
Thomas said: "I liked the look of Andre when he was with us. He is raw, talented and has pace in abundance.
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"He has been released by Shrewsbury but he can come again and has the character to bounce back. He needs to start scoring more goals and I have told him that but he is very keen to make his mark."
Gray's loan stay with United ended after he was sent off against Gloucester City. He made four appearances.
He had previously signed a first-year professional contract with Shrewsbury at the beginning of last season.
Thomas has also brought goalkeeper Danny Haystead back to the club after Chris MacKenzie joined Corby Town, along with experienced midfielders Andy Gooding and Andy Hall.
Haystead played 40 games for United between 2005 and 2007. He won the players' player of the season award in his first season but a broken foot led to him losing his place and he secured his release.
Central defender Richard Munday has arrived from Romulus and striker Gary King, 20, has joined from Accrington Stanley.
In addition, James Mace, Matt West, Danny Newton, Paul Lister and Jack Roberts have all agreed to stay next season.
Thomas said: "Haystead was keen to come back to us. He had a good year with Harrogate despite their lack of success.
"Munday is big, strong and quick and King comes highly recommended."
Thomas is speaking to several other players in an attempt to strengthen his squad across the board. United begin their pre-season build-up at home to Coventry City on July 17.