Poppies boss Marcus pleased to get deals done with two Liams

Liam Canavan celebrated signing a contract with Kettering Town by hitting their equaliser in the 1-1 draw at Bedworth United
Liam Canavan celebrated signing a contract with Kettering Town by hitting their equaliser in the 1-1 draw at Bedworth United

Marcus Law was pleased to get two key bits of transfer business done ahead of Kettering Town’s 1-1 draw at Bedworth United on Saturday.

In the build-up to the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division clash, it was confirmed that frontman Liam Canavan had put pen to paper on a contract with the club while full-back Liam Bateman signed non-contract forms with the Poppies following his release from Aston Villa having previously been on loan at Latimer Park.

Both have played key roles in Kettering’s recent good form, which has seen them move into contention for a play-off place after a run of just one defeat in the last eight matches.

Canavan grabbed the Poppies’ late equaliser at Bedworth on Saturday.

And Law said: “It was great news to get those two bits of business done.

“I am pleased we have got Liam Canavan on a longer deal because he is clearly a talented player who will only get better.

“With Liam Bateman, he has been excellent for us since coming in.

“To get him on a more permanent basis is great and I am looking forward to working with him further and then we will see what can happen with him in the future.”

Law and his players are now preparing for their next clash, which sees them make the trip to play Slough Town on Saturday.

After last weekend’s match was switched to Bedworth, the reverse fixture will now be at Latimer Park on Easter Monday, March 28.