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Prolific Marksman Boost for Letcombe

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Uhlsport Hellenic League Division One West club Letcombe have announced that prolific goalscorer Richard Claydon has signed on for season 2015/16.

Claydon first played for the club as a 16-year-old before moving on to play at a higher level, including for Wantage Town where he netted an incredible 139 goals in 189 games.

He will be vice-captain, with Tom Stone retaining the captain’s armband.

Stone is now living and working in London, but will be returning to play at the weekend.

Jack Hamblin, player of the year last season, will also be coming back to play regularly, despite going to University at Portsmouth.

Manager David Richardson has also been boosted by the return of a number of key players from last season’s squad.

Central defender Luke Stone was one of the first to sign forms.

Stone recovered from a serious injury to return to first-team action in November last year and quickly re-established himself at the heart of the back four.

A strong communicator, Stone has captained the club previously and has made more than 100 appearances for Letcombe.

Also back for the 2015/16 campaign is Matt Pill.

Pill was `Mr Consistent` last season occupying all of the midfield positions and finishing the season in dominant mood at right-back.

He scored the winning goal when we shocked Milton United in the cup and his experience makes him an important part of the squad.

Another experienced player to sign forms is defender Tom Broad.

He was a welcome addition to the squad last season having made a return to regular action. He can play anywhere across the back four and reads the game as well as anyone.

Broad is another player with bags of Hellenic League experience and Letcombe are delighted that he will be back this term.

Striker Dan Hoskin impressed everyone in the second half of last season and his performances were a big part in Letcombe`s improved form post-Christmas.

He always gives 100% and has the pace and power to stretch defences.

With a season under his belt, Hoskin will be looking to deliver more goals in the 2015/16 campaign.

Another forward to re-sign for Letcombe is Paul Farrell, who played in a variety of different positions and holds the ball up well.

He scored goals at both first and reserve team level last year and will be looking to continue that form into the new season.

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