Since the season ended, new manager Lloyd Blackman has been busy speaking with the Whitstable squad and also potential new signings. Three new players have agreed to join Whitstable for next season and they met with Lloyd at the Belmont Ground this week. Two have previously played for Whitstable and we look forward to seeing them back at the club.
These are the additions to the squad and what Lloyd had to say about them:
A young attacking centre midfielder with outstanding technical ability and a player who really impressed me when my team played against him last season. He has a very bright future in the game. He has an absolutely outstanding attitude to want to improve and I’m really looking forward to working with him. He previously played for Sevenoaks Town, Erith Town and captained Dulwich Hamlet under 18s.
A tenacious midfielder who played for Whitstable during the 2014-15 season, when his hard work and battling qualities made him a fans’ favourite. He has since played for Ramsgate and Sheppey United. Having moved to the area recently I was extremely pleased he has chosen to come back to Whitstable after turning down other clubs to join us.
An attacking full back who has the ability to play either on the left or right. He is arguably one of the best full backs in the division and, like Girty, chose to join us over other clubs. He made over a hundred appearances for Whitstable between 2012 and 2015 before moving to Ramsgate, having originally joined as a young player from Gillingham.
“I’m really excited about all three new players and looking forward to working with them. I’ll have more player news very soon.”
We are also in the process of arranging some pre-season friendlies, with matches against Folkestone Invicta, Cray Wanderers, Beckenham Town and Hollands and Blair so far agreed. More details will follow soon.