Evo-Stik League South Premier Bishop`s Stortford`s Supporters’ Club and the `12th Man` appeal have funded the signing of experienced midfielder Josh Simpson.
The 30-year-old has been training with the Blues for several weeks and having put pen-to-paper last night and goes straight into the squad for tomorrow’s Buildbase FA Trophy tie at Bostik League South high-flyers Lewes.
Born in Harlow, Simpson started his career at Cambridge City in 2004 before moving across the city to Cambridge United on a one-year contract in 2006.
He ended up back at City after just one season at The Abbey before signing for Histon in 2008.
He joined then-Championship side Peterborough United on loan in December 2009, with a view to a permanent move, which he did on a three-and-a-half-year contract for an undisclosed fee a month later.
Following a successful pre-season trial, Simpson joined Southend United on an initial six-month loan in August 2010 but was recalled from his loan in late December and joined Crawley Town for an undisclosed fee on a two-and-a-half-year contract.
In July 2015, he signed for then-League Two side Plymouth Argyle on a one-year contract.
He has four caps at England C level.
The money from the `12th Man` appeal has helped Bishop`s Stortford fight off Vanarama National League South side Braintree Town’s attempts to sign Simpson.
— Bishop'sStortfordFC (@BSFCTheBlues) November 10, 2017