George was one of just two players who could meet Lance’s exacting standards when it came to signing new players last season. The ink had hardly dried on the registration papers before George was thrust straight into the starting line-up for our match at bottom of the table Romford on 19th October, such was Lance’s faith in his new left-sided player. The resulting 5-1 defeat was just a minor setback, as was the 5-0 loss in George’s second away game for the club at Tilbury, but he went on to play in all the remaining league matches, right up to the season’s termination in March.
Before joining the Stutes, George had played youth football with both Rushden & Diamonds and Cambridge United but gaining valuable experience with Hardwick and Cambridge University Press before departing for the warmer climate of Australia. Almost a year later, the 23-year old was back in the UK and looking to re-ignite his career at Bridge Road after a brief spell at Mildenhall Town. George has fully lived up to the Gaffer’s expectations, winning the respect of fans and players alike with some accomplished performances during his first five months with the club.
George’s reflections on his team-mates are as follows;
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: I would have to say Zuko. He can change a game at any moment and has had an impact on games in important moments.
FUNNIEST PLAYER: Swinton. Easy to laugh at.
HARDEST MAN: Ed Rolph. He’s quite a big lad.
BIGGEST MOANER: Buster. Smiles less than me.
WORST DRESSED: Evan Key. Never seen him not wearing a Histon tracksuit and regularly goes out in Cambridge wearing it.
BEST DRESSED: Macca. Always got fresh garms.
BEST TECHNICALLY: A couple up there, but I would say Max or Smudge as both are comfortable with either foot.
WORST MOMENT THIS SEASON: Bury away.
BEST/FUNNIEST MOMENT THIS SEASON: City at home with the final minute winner. Also losing my phone at an away game and thinking it had been put in a bin by the management. Spent 15 minutes in a foul mood before finding it in my bag.
George was sponsored last season by Pete Betson and Chris Toates.
More from the squad coming soon.