Published 29th June 2011
....Smith was able to parade two new signings.
One of them, Richard Howell, previously played for the club whilst on dual registration from Bishop`s Stortford in season 2008/09 when he made twenty-one appearances and netted six goals.
For the past two seasons he has been playing for Hitchin Town, reaching the play-offs in 2009/10 and winning promotion last season to the now Evo-Stik Southern Premier.
A change in his domestic arrangements mean he is now living in Dunmow and having enjoyed his previous spell with the club he was more than happy to join up once again with Smith and his squad.
Chris Sullivan joins the club after a season that saw him play for a number of clubs, including Braintree Town and Aveley.
His previous clubs have included Stevenage, Billericay Town, Canvey Island and St Albans City.
Smith said: “When I became aware that these two players were available I knew that they would be great additions to our squad. I had to be a little cagey because I knew other clubs were after them, but I’m certainly glad to eventually get them onboard. Both them have different attributes that will bring help to other players in the squad. Both of them are pleased to be with us and are impressed with our facilities and the new look pitch.”
Meanwhile, Sudbury will have a couple of changes in their management teams this season.
Smith, along with his assistant Chris Tracey, announced to the players at their first pre-season training session, that defender Jack Wignall would be part of the management as first-team coach.
Wignall, who has vast experience having played for a number of clubs, including Colchester United, Dagenham & Redbridge, Cambridge City and Chelmsford City, said: “I am really looking forward to taking some sessions and putting some different ideas over to the team and also to my two management colleagues.”
Reserve team manager Ian Manby also announced a change in his management team. Out has gone assistant-manager Mike Ford and his place has been taken by last season’s reserve team coach Dave Walton.
Manby said: “I would like to place on record my thanks to Mike for his help and guidance over the past couple of seasons and wish him well in the future. He knows that he is welcome at King’s Marsh at any time.”
On Walton’s appointment Manby added: “Dave will bring a wealth of experience having been around this club and others during his goalkeeping career, and his enthusiasm will rub off on all the young players we have in our squad. He will continue with his goalkeeping coaching for the club.”