28-year-old central defender Alex Gudger signed from Brackley Town prior to the start of the 2018/19 season. He was an ever present with the Saints in his two-year stint at St James Park and was also a member of the squad that came so close to gaining promotion to the National League in 2017/18 losing away at Harrogate Town in the play-off final. He played at Wembley in the nail-biting Buildbase FA Trophy win over Bromley.
Alex progressed through the youth ranks at Nuneaton as they won promotion to the Conference but is was at Rugby Town that he made his mark as a 19-year-old and went on to play 111 times for them collecting the Player of the Season award in his first season and being made Club Captain for the 2013/14 season. He signed for Worcester City in 2015 and onto Brackley for 2016/17.
He played a huge chunk of games in his first season at the Moors, gaining plenty of recognition for both his defending and goalscoring ability. Gudger collected a number of awards at the end of season dinner in April 2019.
Gudger was also named in the 2019/20 National League Team of the Season.
Like defensive partner Callum Howe, Gudger missed a large chunk of the 2020/21 campaign through a knee injury and was only able to make 10 appearances. He did, however, reach a century of games for Moors in the 2-2 draw at Boreham Wood in February during which he opened the scoring.
Alex Gudger Makes a Return to Action