Stevenage have unveiled the signing of Ronnie Henry following his release from newly promoted Luton Town, after a two-year spell at the club where he captained the club to the Conference Premier League title.
Ronnie Henry spent seven years at Stevenage from 2005-2012 where he made 280 appearances for the club and established himself as a fan favourite before controversially signing for Luton Town at the start of the 2012 season.
Having captained Luton to the Conference title, Henry recently turned down a contract-extension at Luton and was later released by the club.
Having previously worked with Graham Westley it comes to no surprise that the Stevenage boss has decided to re-sign the experienced 30-year-old and bring him back to the club and Westley will hope his experience will be a vital contribution to the Hertfordshire sides promotion hopes.
With previous club captain Jon Ashton recently stepping down from his captaincy role at the club, Ronnie Henry may be the perfect candidate to lead Stevenage into a new era as they look to repeat previous successes in League Two, having achieved promotion via the playoffs in the 2011/12 season.
With Stevenage reluctantly selling arguably their best player in Luke Freeman to Bristol City for an undisclosed six-figure fee, Westley still has a large part of the money raised from the sale of the striker to add to his squad, having only signed free agents up to this point.
Graham Westley is best known at Stevenage for signing players from the lower, non-league divisions and turning them into solid football league players and has had great success with this philosophy, previous examples being Michael Bostwick who was signed from Ebbsfleet United and now works his trade at League One outfit Peterborough United, as well as striker Steve Morison who signed for Boro in 2006 from Bishop Stortford. The Welsh striker went on to sign for Millwall before playing Premier League football at Norwich and has made 20 appearances for his country.
The club reportedly had a bid for non-league Cambridge City striker Adam Marriott turned down, the forward scored over 40 goals last season for Cambridge City and has attracted interest from plenty of teams, including Bristol Rovers.
With the club looking for a replacement for the departing Francois Zoko and Luke Freeman, it wouldn’t surprise many if Westley was to follow-up with a second bid for the free-scoring former Norwich City striker.