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Experienced goalkeeper Drench reunited with manager Mark Bower this summer, as he joined Avenue from FC Halifax Town. Having moved to Nethermoor in 2010 Drench made 242 league appearances there, helping the club to promotion via the Conference North play-offs in 2015. The goalkeeper, known for his excellent distribution of the ball, began his career with Blackburn where he featured internationally for England Schoolboys and under-17s. He then moved to Morecambe, earning the club’s Player of the Year award in 2007 as they were promoted to League Two. Spells at Southport, Cambridge United and Leigh Genesis followed before Drench joined Guiseley for their first season at Conference North level. Having previously worked as a coach at Blackburn, Drench also joins Avenue as an Academy coach in order to develop the young goalkeepers at the club.