More Added To Guildford Group

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Chris Balchin, manager of Cherry Red Records Combined Counties League Premier Division club Guildford City, has added further signings to his 2017/18 squad.

Five of last season’s squad have once again signed on the dotted line in the form of goalkeeper Luke Badiali, versatile defender Tom Booth, young striker Marlon Pinder, former Merrow defender Chris Tancock and fans` favourite Darryl Siaw.

Balchin said: “I’m pleased to get these five over the line. They are good players with great attitudes.”

Josh Double has also joined the club.

Double is a 20-year-old midfielder whose former clubs are AFC Croydon Athletic and Chipstead.

Former City player Chad Goulter returns to the club after a spell at Badshot Lea, who were relegated from the CCL Premier Division at the end of last season.

A new signing to the club is experienced defender Luke Beale, who makes the short journey from Westfield where he spent seven years, and was part of the Woking-based club’s successful side last season.

Beale said: “I can’t wait to start the season. It’s an exciting new challenge with Guildford City.”

Youth hasn’t been forgotten in the squad and assistant-manager Neil Grant ‘s influence can be seen by the signings of four of the successful Leatherhead under-21 squad, namely midfielders Louie Downey and Shawn Masterson, full-back Endrit Dobraj and striker Joe Loftus-Cheek.

Guildford previously announced the signings of former Sutton Common Rovers trio, new captain Nemo Adams, Miguel Anderson and David Burton.

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