Defender Parkinson swaps Diamonds for Daventry Town

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Defender Arron Parkinson has signed for Daventry Town until the end of the season

The former Brackley Town, Leamington and Woodford United central defender had been signed on a dual registration basis with AFC Rushden & Diamonds, but has now decided to return to Communications Park on a permanent deal.

Iis great news for manager Allan Smart, and the 35-year-old will go straight into the Daventry squad for Saturday’s Southern League Division One Central clash at Marlow.

Parkinson has been with Diamonds since 2013, and made 51 appearances for the club scoring four goals, but has struggled to nail down a regular starting place in the UCL Premier Divisiin this season.

Rushden boss Andy Peaks admits he is sad to see Parkinson leave, and admitted he would be welcome back to the Dog & Duck in the future.

“I am really gutted to see Parky leave as he brings so much to the club on and off the pitch,” said Peaks.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed working with him over the last two years and I genuinely would like to place on record my thanks to him.

“I do understand the reasons why he has left, as at his stage of his career you just want to be playing as much as you can.

“That’s something which, at the moment, I just couldn’t offer him.

“The door is always open to Arron whilst he continues to play, and also when he hangs up his boots, and I am sure I will keep in touch with him as he follows the rest of our season with interest.”