The Combined Counties Football League
Published 18th July 2012
.....hope will hit the ground running once the season gets underway next month.
The first ten signings for the forthcoming 2012/13 season have been announced and manager Antony Williams is looking to deliver a mix of youth and experience in his squad and there is plenty of experience of the Combined Counties in his first group of players.
It includes four players who last season plied their trade at Warlingham, who finished fourth and won the Division One League Cup as part of a successful season.
Danny Pledge, 23, who finished last season as managers` and players` player of the year for Warlingham, is joined in the squad by midfielders Daniel Penfold, 21, David Baker, 24, and 26-year-old striker Lee Jansen.
The club will be hoping that Jansen can repeat his scoring record from 2010/11 season when he scored twenty-eight goals from thirty-four appearances.
Thirty-one-year-old Paul Spencer has joined from Guildford City fresh from their CCL Premier Division championship-winning season and brings plenty of experience.
He joined Guildford from Warlingham last season so will also be well-known to a number of the new contingent.
He is joined by former Croydon Athletic and Croydon FC goalkeeper Dean Rose, 24, who has joined having played last season for Coney Hall in the Kent County League.
Croydon Athletic Academy winger Jerry Adjei, 18, is one of three younger players announced today. He joins along with 19-year-old former Whyteleafe midfielder Lee Stripp and 20-year-old Maxime Zagbayou.
The final player in this batch is central defender Simon Logan, 28, who played for Corinthian-Casuals.
The Newry-born player has impressed during the pre-season friendlies and brings an experienced head at the heart of the defence.
The club is also delighted to announce that Denis Lawton has joined the management team as club physio. He brings plenty of experience with him to help keep the players in good shape.