|Holman leaves for Braintree and Sheppard signs on loan|
Following the acceptance on Thursday of bids from two Clubs for the transfer of Dan Holman, we can confirm that the player has today signed for Blue Square Bet Conference National side Braintree Town. As part of the deal striker Kaine Sheppard returns to the Glass World Stadium on loan, initially for a month and was signed in time to play against Gloucester City yesterday. Kaine spent time with us last season on a youth loan from Leyton Orient making 4 appearances before signing for Braintree Town in July and scoring on his debut for the Iron against Hyde.
Whilst the transfer fee remains confidential, we can say that the deal does include a sell on clause and a number of add ons that will escalate the value of the deal upwards and reflect the players' and Braintree Town's future success.
Dan scored 30 goals for Histon in 47 appearances as a Histon player after signing from Long Buckby in July 2011, a goalscoring record that speaks for itself. He quickly became a fan's favourite at Bridge Road, winning a number of end of season Player of the Year awards to go with his Blue Square Bet Conference North Player of the Month Award that he won in January 2012. Whilst we are of course disappointed to lose a player of Dan's quality, we are pleased that he now has the chance to showcase his ability at a higher level and wish him every success in his future career.
Sunday 26th August 2012