New Whitstable manager Lloyd Blackman has given a brief update on plans for the 2019-20 season.
“Just a quick update to everyone about how things have been progressing for the last couple of weeks since taking over. It’s been a very busy period and the phone has been glued to my ear. Player retention, meeting possible signings as well as arranging pre-season friendlies have taken up a large amount of time.
I’m delighted to announce that of last season’s squad Dan Eason, Tom Bryant, Taylor Fisher, John Walker, Connor Sanders, Steve Smith and Harry Stannard have all agreed to stay for the upcoming season. I’m still speaking to other members of the squad and hope to have more players agree to remain at Whitstable next season.
Myself and my coaching staff are in constant communication and whilst the players rest and recuperate, there is no doubt that this is the busiest period for the backroom staff and with further meetings scheduled, I hope to have more news of incoming players very soon.
Leaving the club this summer is Stuart West and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank him for all his hard work and time at Whitstable Town. He leaves with our best wishes and appreciation.”