Salisbury FC manager Steve Claridge’s hard work in association with the Evo-Stik League Southern Division One South & West club`s director of football Micky Jenkins, this week….
….paid further dividends with the signings of goalkeeper Will Britt, defender Kieran Parcelle and Christian Oxlade-Chamberlain.
All three will take their place in the Whites’ squad for the curtain raiser against Evesham United at the Raymond McEnhill Stadium tomorrow.
The addition of Britt, 21, who has been featuring in the Southampton under-23 side, comes as a massive boost following the end of Charlie Searle’s loan deal last week.
Britt was a former Southampton scholar with James Ward-Prowse and Luke Shaw and won the FA Youth Cup in 2013 whilst on `work experience` with Norwich City.
Parselle, 19, has come in from League Two side Newport County on loan and is highly recommended by Exiles boss Warren Feeney, a former Salisbury City player.
Oxlade-Chamberlain, 18, is the younger brother of Arsenal and England International Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
He was an unused substitute for Portsmouth’s pre-season visit in July which saw The Whites twice battle back to claim a 2-2 draw.
The signing will ease the pain for Whites of losing Danny Young with a recurrence of a shoulder injury.
“Christian is a talented player and will add something to us,” said the Whites manager. “We are extremely grateful to the Pompey manager Paul Cook for loaning Christian to us.”
“We are grateful for Southampton and Newport for helping us get these deals done,” said Steve. “These are good players and I am hoping they do well both for us and themselves.”