We are delighted to announce the signings of L’Varn Brandy, Cieron Keane and Sam Parker.

Brandy, 21, is an attacking midfielder, starting out at Derby County as a young pro, later signing with Sheffield Wednesday. Brandy will be no stranger to the new Robins management team having played under them at Long Eaton United last season.


Ian Deakin says “L’Varne is a player that I’m really excited to have on board, he’s technically very good, quick, low centre of gravity. He’s very versatile as an attacking wide player who can play on the right or the left.


“He’s got a good pedigree being a young pro at Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday.

“He’s exciting to watch, especially in pre-season games against Mansfield Town and Alfreton in pre-season, he’s a player you want to get on the ball.

“He will add real quality and dynamic to our attacking play, we’re really happy to have him.”

Former Republic of Ireland U19 international, Cieron Keane, joins having spent last season with Ian Deakin at Long Eaton United.

The former Notts County, Kidderminster Harriers and Boston United defender joins with vast experience in the National League and National League North.

Ian Deakin says “Cieron is a very experienced former Republic of Ireland international, a central midfield player who will add competition for the existing players already in the squad.

“Cieron will add quality, his set piece deliveries are very very good and he’s got a wand of a left foot in terms to shooting from distance.

“He is creative, he’s got a wide range of passing and is dynamic in midfield and puts in a good tackle.”

Former Long Eaton United defender and captain last season, Sam Parker signs.

A former young pro at Derby County, full back, Parker, adds quality and competition to the squad.

Deakin says “Sam’s a player who is familiar to me already, he was my captain of our back-to-back promotion winning side (Long Eaton).

“He’s got great athleticism, gives his all on the pitch and is a leader on the pitch, which at a young age is rare to find.

“He’s a quality left footed player, adding competition for Henri and I think he will be a great asset to the football club, he will only get better as time goes on with his age.

“We’re delighted to have him, he brings competition and leadership to our squad.

“That competition for places is what I want. I want every player to be hungry to play and have that togetherness in the squad, hopefully he will bring that.