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New Striker for Clarets

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Vanarama National League South club Chelmsford City have announced the signing of Republic of Ireland Youth international striker Philip Roberts.

The 22-year-old has recently been training with the Clarets while the club waited for international clearance. However, the frontman, who has most recently starred for League of Ireland outfit Sligo Rovers, is now a Chelmsford player and will be available for selection for this weekend’s Buildbase FA Trophy, Second Round tie at Dartford.

Manager Rod Stringer was delighted with the signing, saying: “Philip has gleaned plenty of experience, especially in Scotland, where he represented Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Falkirk, Dundee and Alloa Athletic and has been capped at both under-17 and under-19 level.

“He had a youth career at Arsenal and adds quality to the group which is paramount in our quest for promotion”.


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