Published 12th July 2011
....three new signings being made ahead of Monday night`s training session. Checking in at the Oakfield Stadium are players with bags of potential and confirmed to Pitchero NonLeague by manager Terry Spillane as being goalkeeper Steve Brown, who is considered as being a player for the future, but happy to join Redbridge, despite knowing that former Harlow Town, Stansted and Takeley custodian James May is the established number one at the Essex outfit. Brown really impressed his new manager with quality performances last term whilst playing for London APSA and in direct opposition at the time to Spillane's old club Stansted, and at 6`2” tall and aged 20, is a keeper rated to have been in the top three in the Essex Senior League last time out.
Eddie Hart, 23, is an attacking midfielder-cum-striker delighted to join the Step 4 side and creating excellent impressions in training.
Hart has previously played at Essex Olympian League outfit Frenford Senior where his potential was first spotted by his new manager after a spell at East Thurrock United, going out on loan to Essex Senior Leaguers Southend Manor.
Spillane said of Hart: “Eddie has real pace and is a real powerhouse of a player.” Also joining is a striker/midfielder of real promise and at aged 17 has great potential to make it at the top end of the playing spectrum - Terry Spillane Jnr.
The bosses` son already possesses a CV littered with big name connections, not the least of these having been at Carrow Road for two seasons, incidentally at the same time Michael Spillane was at Norwich City, Terry being on schoolboy terms. Last season he impressed all and sundry at Stansted during when he scored for first-team, reserves and youth teams of which he captained with distinction in FA Youth Cup games.
Apart from Norwich, Terry Spillane Jnr spent a few weeks at Tottenham Hotspur.
His proud father adding: “Terry has shown such an appetite in training. He is full of energy but at the same time fully buying into the fact that he understands that he is one for the future, but is learning his trade all the time whilst still having opportunity to play elsewhere in under-18 football.”