GOALKEEPER Keiron Blackburn and midfielder Joe Bullock are amongst the latest players to commit to Malvern Town ahead of next season's 2023/24 Southern League South Division One campaign. 

Blackburn had been a mainstay in the Town goal for a number of years and has racked up well over 100 caps for The Hillsiders, with 46 of them coming in last season's promotion-winning campaign.

Malvern Gazette: Malvern Town's Keiron Blackburn is not going anywhereMalvern Town's Keiron Blackburn is not going anywhere (Image: Cliff Williams)

Another of those key individuals from the 22/23 squad to re-sign is combative midfielder Bullock, who played a huge part in getting Malvern into the Southern League.

Bullock played 39 times for the club last term but also contributed vital goals, including the winner at Cribbs and at Mangotsfield United to secure their place in the promotion-relegation play-off match.

Malvern Gazette: Joe Bullock celebrates after his header against Mangotsfield United secured Malvern's place in the play-offJoe Bullock celebrates after his header against Mangotsfield United secured Malvern's place in the play-off (Image: Cliff Williams)

One of Bullock's midfield partners throughout 22/23 was Jack Horrell, who has also signed a new deal to keep him at the HDAnywhere Community Stadium. 

Horrell replicated Bullock's 39 appearances throughout last season and is another who played a vital role in clinching promotion. 

Young centre-half Carrick Hill has also sealed a spot in the squad for the new campaign, which is now just two months or so away.

Hill broke into the team at the beginning of the previous season and after muscling his way in, he built a solid relationship with Adam Sauntson at the back and kept his place before injury ruled him out of the final weeks. 

These four join captain Lewis Platt, Ben Hayes, Luke Payne and Sauntson as signing up for next season as Malvern's managers Lee Hooper and Stephen Cleal continue to prepare for the big challenge of Step 4 football.