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Popular defender is back to face former club in FA Trophy

Fans' favourite Henry Eze is back with the Daniels.

The popular defender has agreed terms to return to the club ahead of Saturday's FA Trophy tie with his former club Kettering Town.

Eze was one of the star performers in Stamford's defensive ranks last season as they reached the Evo-Stik League play-offs.

However, he was unable to agree a new deal during the close season and departed for Midland League side Quorn.

But he left the Leicestershire club recently and manager Graham Drury was delighted to bring the Nigerian back to the Zeeco Stadium.

Henry Eze (5283204)
Henry Eze (5283204)

Drury enthused: "I'm over the moon that Henry has come back.

"He's missed the club and he's missed the fans. He's a lovable guy and the supporters really took to him last time because they know he gave everything on the pitch.

"He's a big character who was a popular figure in the changing room.

"We've sharpened up the top end recently so I felt we needed to step it up at the back as well.

"We need someone to take that little bit of responsibility because it's not been quite right in the last couple of games.

"We need to be pro-active to bring success and Henry is a fantastic acquisition. We know what he can do and how he can defend when we come under pressure which is so important.

"We've got to make sure we get it right and Henry is really looking forward to the challenge, especially as his first game is against his former club.

"It's a fantastic signing for us ahead of a really big game on Saturday.

"It's the size of the game for the size of the man and the size of the character.

"I'm delighted to have him back and hopefully the fans will turn out in force on Saturday to welcome him.

"I tried to re-sign Henry in the summer, but we just couldn't agree terms. It's something that has to work right for both parties.

"Decisions are never personal when players leave. I never burn my bridges."

New striker John Sands is also set to feature in the Stamford squad for the first time on Saturday.

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