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Two More Join Up With The Met

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Metropolitan Police have announced that they have signed two more players for the upcoming Bostik Premier League season.

Jay Gasson joins from Vanarama National League South side Hampton & Richmond and Tom Bird re-joins the Met from Evo-Stik League South Premier new boys Gosport Borough.

Gasson is a very experienced player. He left Basingstoke Town last summer after spending six seasons there, having joined them from Havant & Waterlooville in 2010.

Previously he also turned out for Farnborough, Corinthian-Casuals, Whyteleafe and Croydon Athletic.

Bird also joined Gosport in the summer of 2016 from Basingstoke.

Twenty-eight-year-old left-back Bird`s former clubs include Fleet Town, Kingstonian, Carshalton Athletic and Hayes & Yeading United.

Met boss Jim Cooper said: “Although we have to keep the squad numbers low due to the financial restraints this season, I am very pleased to announce that we have signed two more players who both have extensive experience of playing higher level football. Jay played for Hampton & Richmond last season and has previously played for Basingstoke Town, Havant & Waterlooville and Woking.

“He is a very experienced and dominant centre half and will provide leadership on and off the park. Birdy returns to the club from Gosport Borough.

“He is an excellent left-sided player, equally comfortable in attack as he is in defence. He has also played previously for Basingstoke Town and Kingstonian’s whilst also being a professional footballer at Chelsea.

“We will add a couple more players after our friendly this Tuesday at Northwood FC so that by this Thursday the first-team squad will be in place”.

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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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