As we finalise preparations for our first season as a Northern Premier League club we are now able to confirm a number of new additions to the squad.
Lance and his team have been extra busy this pre-season after losing a number of key players but after weeks of scouting and trialling players Lance is now able to give us the run-down on his new recruits before retiring to a quiet corner where he can contemplate how high his phone bill is going to be this month.
The gaffer is pleased with how it’s gone so far though, “we’ve recruited seven new players during the summer, a summer which has proven very difficult considering the circumstances and the move further north” he said “It’s been a challenge and we’ve looked at over 20 trialists in pre-season, taking on these seven. They come with different levels of experience and different backgrounds. Some will make an impact straight away and some we will have to improve but it’s all part of the process. We know it’s not an easy task and that it will be an evolving squad for the start of what will be a challenging season ahead. We welcome them all on board and hope that they will develop and grow individually as we develop and grow as a squad. It’s a massive opportunity for these players to come to a club with the facilities, ambition and history we have so it’s an exciting time for them all as well as for us as we re-build and prepare for the season ahead in a new league.
And so, we’re delighted to be able to welcome those seven new Stutes………
BERNAT BURGUERA: Spanish midfielder who joins us after being deployed both centrally and wide on either side in midfield in pre-season and impressing the gaffer in every game. Was previously with CE Constancia in his native Majorca, playing in the Spanish Tercera Division.
BABACAR CAMARA: French midfielder who joined us from Godmanchester Rovers in August. Deployed centrally, Bubba is as comfortable in a defensive midfield role as he is pushing further forward with a range of passing and defensive steel that make him an important addition to the squad.
MARCUS COLE: Exciting young striker who joined us here at The Bridge in August ahead of the 2021/22 season after impressing the gaffer in a number of pre-season games. Pacey and with an eye for goal he’s a promising addition to the squad.
SAM COLLISON: Right-sided defender who is a new addition to the squad for 2021/22. Having been with neighbours Cambridge City and captaining their U18s side in 2019/20, he gained some first team experience with Fulbourn last season before moving to Bridge Road in July.
VICTOR GARCIA: Signed in the summer of 2021 and another Spanish defender at the Bridge, Victor is an imposing centre half who impressed the manager in pre-season.
EDIZ GREENGRASS: Australian-born defender who was another to join the club in the summer of 2021. He has been at Watford previously and most recently was with Biggleswade United.
LUKE LINDSAY: Striker whose physical presence alongside the skipper up front will combine to form a dangerous looking partnership. An intelligent striker with pace and a good touch, he will add further potency to our front line this season.
A number of players from our own Under 18’s side have also taken the opportunity to impress the gaffer in pre-season and have been added to the senior squad for this season with potentially one or two more to follow…
KAI NICHOLLS: Another talented young player who has grabbed his chance with both hands after the gaffer called him into the senior squad for pre-season. A stand-out performer for the Under 18s last season, Kai has been most effective out wide where his pace, running on the ball and ability to go past players has shown everyone what a bright young talent we have within our ranks. Another with the opportunity to cement his place in the senior squad this season.
ALEX STEVENS-LEE: After numerous impressive appearances with our Under 18s last season the gaffer took the talented young creative midfielder into the first team squad in pre-season and was rewarded with a series of eye-catching performances. Technically superb on the ball and with a wide range of passing at his disposal he has every chance to really make a breakthrough this season and establish himself as a senior player.
Lance isn’t finished yet though and further signings are likely to follow soon so keep an eye open for announcements as and when details are confirmed.