Ridgeons Football League
Published 18th June 2012
.....ahead of the 2012/13 campaign.
Daniels told Pitchero: “I am delighted to add the names of Steve Taylor and Elliot Pride to our squad for next season.
Both are integral parts in the way we play. Steve Taylor after a spell out injured before the cup final, proved his worth again to the side with an outstanding showing at Carrow Road. Steve has remained loyal to myself and the club over the past few seasons, and I can't wait to see him playing at Emerald Park again this forthcoming season.
“Elliot Pride once again remains a Green. The rumour mill for Elliot always starts turning at this time of year. Clubs quite understandably want his signature, but Elliot has been an excellent goalkeeper for Gorleston and although I won't name the clubs linked with him, and he is flattered by the interest, he is now looking forward to another tilt at Gorleston.
“I have to be honest, I am ecstatic he is staying on board and look forward to seeing him in pre-season.
“We are still awaiting a decision from a couple of others from last season`s squad and we respect their reasons for holding fire.”
Daniels continued: “We made a pact that we were not going to bring in many new players. However, the second of three can now be confirmed, and after a very positive meeting last week, I can announce that George Jermy has signed for Gorleston.
“George is a former Norwich City Academy player who has had spells at AFC Bournemouth and had time as a professional in Spain and Australia. He has decided to return and after being asked to sign for clubs higher than ourselves he wanted to settle down at a club and picked Gorleston on our ambition, facilities etc.
“It is quite a coup for the club. George is a quality player. He will add to the professionalism of the side and we hope he settles quickly and enjoys his career with us. He is very keen to get started and we are keen to see him play for Gorleston.
“So with George and Ricci Butler on board, we feel work is nearly complete, and although busy, it's been quiet this year in chasing players - a lesson learned from last season – plus, of course, we trust last season's squad, so new signings were just at a premium. We hope to perhaps add one more.
“Meanwhile, we have added Mike Guymer to the management team.
“Mike, formally with Kirkley & Pakefield, decided to leave the Royals and after an initial phone conversation, then a meeting with myself and Stuart Larter, we decided to bring him on board.
“Mike is very keen and will become a real asset to Gorleston FC - of that I have no doubt.”