Former Yeovil Town keeper Liam O’Brien wants to repay the faith Stratford Town chairman Jed/Ged/Gerard McCrory has shown in him since recovering from his injury nightmare.

The shot stopper joined Stratford in November last year, and speaking to the Stratford-upon-Avon Herald, O’Brien said how he had contemplated quitting football after the reoccurrence of an injury in the 3-0 win against Wrexham in February 2020.

He said: “Before joining Stratford Town I nearly gave up football completely. When I was at Yeovil I pulled the quad off my bone and it required an operation. I had the operation and it took around four-and-a-half months to get back fit. I started training again, played two games and then got the same injury again. So I needed another operation and then another four-and-a-half months to get back fit. By that time Covid-19 hit, I was out of contract and ready to give it all up. From going from almost retiring to getting the love for football back, I cannot wait to get going. That phone call from Jed gave me a massive lift and playing for Stratford Town is something I’m really looking forward to. Even if I had offers from elsewhere, the answer is no because I want to repay the faith Jed has shown in me.”

O’Brien will come up against Yeovil Town when the Glovers head to Stratford on the 24th of July for a preseason friendly.

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