Ahead of Blue Square Bet Premier club Kettering Town`s historic first game at Nene Park, the former home of the sadly….
….now defunct Rushden & Diamonds, manager Morell Maison added three new players to his squad in young striker Jordan Patrick, midfielder Stefan Bailey and teenage defender Andy Parry.
Patrick, 18, was thrown into the Hatters’ first-team squad during an injury crisis in mid-October 2008, having only just turned 16 years of age.
A product of Luton’s youth academy, Patrick was handed a place on the substitutes’ bench for a home game with Accrington Stanley. He had been excused from lessons at his school the day before in order to be able to train with the first-team for the game at Kenilworth Road.
He had a spell on loan with Hitchin Town last season but was released by the Hatters at the end of the 2010/11 campaign after not being given a pro contract.
Bailey started his career with QPR, making eighteen first-team appearances, before going on to have spells with Grays Athletic, Ebbsfleet United and AFC Telford United, earning an England `C` cap whilst with Grays.
He had a short spell with the Poppies the end of last season and trialled with Banbury United in pre-season before being re-signed by the Poppies.
Parry, 19, joins after he was released by Barclays Premier League side Blackburn Rovers at the end of last season.