Dave Hibbert: AFC Telford sign former Shrewsbury striker

Dave Hibbert
Dave Hibbert was sidelined for two and half years after dislocating his kneecap playing for Peterborough

Relegated AFC Telford United have signed former Shrewsbury Town striker Dave Hibbert from National League North rivals Tamworth.

After a two-and-half year battle with injury, Hibbert's professional career was ended in April 2013 by a dislocated kneecap playing for Peterborough United in an FA Cup tie against Stockport.

But the 29-year-old striker has carried on playing non-league football.

He was at Nuneaton Town in 2013-14 before joining Tamworth last season.

AFC Telford United's summer recruits
Goalkeepers - James Montgomery (signed new one-year deal), Mason Springthorpe (Fleetwood)
Defenders - Ian Sharps (signed new one-year deal), Matt Bailey, Ben Harrison (both from Nantwich Town), John Disney (non-contract deal)
Midfielders - Tom Thorley (Hednesford), Jay Denny (Solihull), Mike Grogan (signed new one-year deal), Sean Clancy (signed new one-year deal)
Strikers - Neil Harvey (Witton Albion), Dave Hibbert (Tamworth)

Former Port Vale trainee Hibbert scored 38 goals in his Football League career, which also took in Preston North End, Rotherham United and Bradford City, enjoying his best days at Shrewsbury, where he twice finished top scorer.

But, after signing for Peterborough, he made just one start in 12 appearances before suffering his fateful knee injury in November 2010.

Hibbert becomes Telford's eight new summer recruit at the Bucks Head.

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