Rod Stringer, manager of Blue Square Bet North club Bishop`s Stortford, has a new-look squad at his disposal.
Stringer had already brought in midfielder Lewwis Spence, who played at Crystal Palace, ex-Ebbsfleet United forward Scott Ginty and right winger Nathan Gordon earlier this summer, while Sean Francis, Alli Abdullahi have returned from holiday and have re-signed for the Blues along with former MK Dons left-back Harry Milton and midfielder Max Lette Jallow.
Stringer also reported that he has signed 23-year-old Johnny Herd, a left-back who played for Ebbsfleet last season alongside Ginty. Prior to this he was at Southend United and was instrumental in Southend’s equaliser against Chelsea in the FA Cup Third Round in May 2011 by virtue of his long throw.
Alongside Herd, Stringer has brought in another ex-Southend player, centre half David Obaze, who also numbers Sutton United, Grays Athletic, Weymouth, Histon, Bromley and Harlow Town amongst his previous clubs, Lynvall Duncan, another centre half, who returns to the club after a spell with Aveley, Matt Pooley, who has switched from Stringer’s former club Braintree Town, and Matt Redgrave, who was released by Colchester United at the end of last season.
Stringer also hopes to land a ‘gem’ in the shape of another former Braintree player in Peter Davies, who has recently returned to the UK after a spell playing professionally in the USA.
Former Stortford goalkeeper Ross Kitteridge has returned for a trial in goal as the Blues look for a new keeper to replace Jordan Archer, while midfielder Junior Dadson has been released by Stringer.