Liam Bateman

Position
Defender

Ex Aston Villa Under 23 full back Liam has joined the Ives from fellow Southern League Premier Central side Tamworth having only joined the Lambs in the summer from Basford United. Highly rated youngster Liam’s time at Villa Park came to an abrupt end thanks to a horror injury in a reserve team game against Everton. But the youngster showed his mettle in fighting his way back through all of the necessary rehabilitation to start re-building his football career at Kettering Town before joining Basford United in summer 2018.