Colby Bishop: Accrington Stanley sign Leamington striker


Accrington Stanley finished 14th in League One last season

“It’s not every day Accrington buy a player”, their manager John Coleman said after securing the League One side’s second signing of the summer.

And it’s probably also not every day that a new arrival has had to sit through a leavers’ assembly before joining.

Stanley have paid an undisclosed fee to bring in striker Colby Bishop from National League North side Leamington – but non-league football isn’t the only thing he’ll be leaving behind.

The 22-year-old has been working as a learning mentor and PE teacher at a local primary school and will have to see out a week’s notice before he can complete the move.

“It’s sad to be leaving teaching but I am over the moon to be here,” said Bishop,