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05 Jul 2022 : 6ft 4in defender Tom Moore looking to hit the heights with Linnets

Tom Moore is the third English import from Welsh football this summer for Runcorn Linnets, the towering centre back arriving from Connah's Quay Nomads.

Tom joined the then Cymru Premier League champions in early 2021 but found opportunities limited, not least because Covid restrictions in the principality caused football to be suspended.

He did, however, experience European football with Nomads and scored from a free-kick against Kosovan side Prishtina - albeit in UEFA Europa Conference League defeat for the Flintshire outfit.

It was a second time, unfortunately that coronavirus had dealt a blow to the Merseysider's ambitions.

Tom had been on the brink of signing a one-year deal at Scottish Championship club Inverness Caledonian Thistle when Covid prompted the club to pull out due to concerns over the financial impact of the pandemic.

Tom had spent two weeks training with Calley and had even been handed a squad number.

There was a promise of the move being revived when times were more certain, but instead, he signed a contract at Connah's Quay.

Even that move was not without drama as the Nomads discovered half an hour before the transfer deadline that the player was still registered with Widnes.

Fortunately for Tom, this wasn't a deal-breaker.

Other clubs including National League North's AFC Fylde and Scottish League One club Forfar Athletic had been chasing the signature of the giant, ball-playing defender.

Tom had previously served home town club Marine and spent a season in Sweden with Ytterhogdals IK.

Although primarily a central defender, Tom is a good technician who can pick a pass to players in front of him and is also well capable of filling a holding midfield role.

It was in the middle of the park that Tom first came to prominence in Marine's successful Under 18s side before signing Northern Premier League forms with them in November 2016.

WingerJames Ellison and goalkeeper Andy Coughlin are the other players to have switched to Runcorn Linnets from North Wales clubs this off season, both having most recently played for Colwyn Bay.

We are very pleased to welcome Tom and wish him a fruitful and enjoyable stay at APEC Taxis Stadium.

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