Andre Landell | forward

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Birmingham
6.8.1993
5ft 10"
 

PLAYER BIO

A pacy attacking player who rejoined the club after a nine-year gap in June 2021 from league rivals Stourbridge

A former scholar at Wolves, Landell spent two years in and amongst the Wolves youth development squad, making an impression with his pace and impressive goal record. He was allowed to leave Molineux in the summer of 2011 and went on a tour of the country as he trialled for a number of professional clubs. He turned out for Brighton & Hove Albion, Dagenham & Redbridge, Leyton Orient and Bristol City during pre-season, before eventually signing for Bath just after the start of the 2011-2012 season

He was immediately thrust into action at Twerton Park, making his debut in the local derby against Forest Green Rovers. It was to be his one and only appearance for Bath, joining the Pitmen four months later ahead of the league tie with Mickleover Sports. He scored the winner in his first start for the club against Newcastle Town in the Staffs Senior Cup the next week but was used mainly as a substitute for the remainder of the season, scoring his only league goal in the 2-1 win over local rivals Chasetown in April 2012

After leaving Hednesford in the summer of 2012, he linked up with league rivals Rushall Olympic and found himself amongst the substitute again as he found opportunities difficult up against Ahmed Obeng and Dave Walker

In the summer of 2013, Landell made the move to the United States to continue his studies and enrolled in Tiffin University in Ohio. He joined the University's football club Tiffin Dragons and played for the side for the next four years, regularly topped the scoring charts as he paired up his business administration studies with his football. In 2016, he was named as the Midwest Regional Player of the Year and GLIAC Player of the Year

In March 2017, he joined USL League Two side Michigan Bucks for a short spell, helping them to a final league placing of third at the end of the 2016-2017 season

He returned to the UK in the summer of 2017 and made the return to Rushall, playing alongside the former Stockport and York striker Richard Brodie on occasions as the Pics finished eighth in the Evo-Stik Premier League

Despite agreeing a new deal with the Pics in the summer of 2018, he soon made the move to league rivals Alvechurch in October 2018. The newly-promoted Church surprised everyone by ending the season in the play-offs and beating local rivals Stourbridge in the semi-final, only to lose to King's Lynn Town in the final

Manager Ian Long was rewarded for this feat by landing the Stourbridge job in the summer of 2019 and took Landell with him as one of several players to make the switch to the Amblecote. Despite Long only lasting a matter of months, Landell impressed new manager Mark Yates with his pace and goals and earned himself a new deal for 2020-2021 after the season was curtailed due to the coronavirus pandemic

He started the new season strongly, scoring twice against the Pitmen on the opening day of the season before the campaign was brought to a halt once more due to the pandemic. In December 2020, he made the move to league rivals Bromsgrove but was denied a first-team appearance by the season being voided the following month

In May 2021, he returned to Keys Park as the Pitmen's third returning striker of the close season so far, following Reece Styche and Kieran Wells in making the move back to Hednesford

* Denotes playing records removed after 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons were voided due to coronavirus pandemic