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Woking have announced that Jake Cole, John Goddard, Keiran Murtagh, Scott Rendell, Mark Ricketts and Giuseppe Sole have all agreed terms with the Vanarama Conference club for the 2015/16 season.

Experienced keeper Cole signed for the Cards in the summer of 2014 from Plymouth Argyle, for whom he made some 100 appearances over three seasons.

He began his career at QPR in 2003, having loan spells over the next six years for Hayes, AFC Wimbledon, Farnborough, Oxford United and Barnet.

He joined the Bees in the summer of 2009, going on to make some seventy appearances over two seasons and winning the player of the year award in his first season.

Last term he played twenty-four times for Woking.

Goddard is a former Reading midfielder who signed for the Cards in September 2013.

He came up through the Royals’ Academy to be awarded a professional contract in summer 2011 but was released at the end of that season when the club was promoted to the Premiership.

He started thirty-two games last season and came off the bench a further fifteen times, scoring 8 goals.

Murtagh appeared twenty-eight times last terms for the Cards as well as thirteen appearances off the bench.

The skilful midfielder signed a permanent contract with Woking in the summer of 2014 after three previous spells with the club on loan.

The Antigua & Barbuda international began his career with Fisher Athletic before joining Yeovil Town in the summer of 2008.

He made around fifty League appearances for Yeovil in the following two seasons before moving to Wycombe in the summer of 2010.

He moved on to Cambridge United in July 2011 and was part of Woking`s Conference South title-winning side whilst on loan.

He joined Macclesfield Town in June 2012 before signing for Mansfield Town a year later before returning to Woking on loan again in November 2013 for the remainder of that season.

Rendell is a highly-experienced striker who initially signed on loan for the Cards in September 2013 from Luton Town before returning to the Hatters at the end of December, re-joining Woking at the end of January 2014 on a contract, which was renewed last summer.

He started his senior career at Aldershot Town in 2004 before joining Reading, then having loan spells with the Shots, Forest Green Rovers, Hayes and Crawley Town before signing for Crawley.

He joined Cambridge United in 2007 before being loaned to Peterborough prior to a permanent move for a £115,000 fee.

Loan spells followed at Yeovil, Cambridge United and Torquay United, where he scored 13 goals in the 2009/10 season.

In the summer of 2010 he joined Wycombe for an undisclosed fee, scoring 15 goals in a promotion-winning side.

The following season he had loan spells at Bristol Rovers and Oxford United before signing for Luton in the summer of 2012.

He was again the Cards’ top scorer last season with 26 league goals in forty-two starts.

Ricketts is a combative, defensive midfielder, who can also play in central defence or at full-back, who signed for the Cards in summer 2009 after three years at Ebbsfleet United, where he made around 100 appearances and gained an FA Trophy winners` medal.

He joined Charlton Athletic aged 16 from Wimbledon, spending five years at The Valley, including a brief loan spell at MK Dons, before being released by the Addicks.

Voted players’ and fans’ player of the year in the Cards’ 2009/10 campaign, he missed virtually all of 2011/12 season with a broken leg but returned to fine form the following season with increasingly dominant displays.

Has made 235 appearances for the Cards.

Sole first signed from the Woking Academy, aged 18, in the summer of 2006,

He had been a prolific scorer in youth football and had also had a successful loan spell at Basingstoke Town.

He made an immediate impact, with some sensational free-kicks particularly catching the eye.

His form earned him selection for the England C Team. Was the Cards’ top scorer in 2007/08 and again in 2009/10.

In January 2009 he joined Ebbsfleet United on loan but re-signed for the Cards in the close season.

He joined Newport County in July 2010 before going on loan to Dorchester Town and then Havant & Waterlooville, for whom he later signed permanently.

He was brought back to Kingfield in the summer of 2011 by Garry Hill.

He had a loan spell at Basingstoke Town in early 2012 but returned to round that season off in wonderful form, scoring in eleven successive league games and winning two player of the month awards.

He missed nearly all of the 2012/13 season with a cruciate injury but has now totalled over 300 appearances and 104 goals for the club.


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