News from the dugout
13 June 2015
By Thomas Reeves
First player movement of the close-season sees duo depart
It is with regret that Faversham Town Football Club (Limited) would like to inform all supporters defender Aidan Sherlock and striker Jack Harris have left the club.
Harris, 21, will instead be joining Ryman South rivals Hastings United.
Boss Ray Turner commented, “We are disappointed to be losing Jack, but unfortunately, he received an offer we could not match. Additionally, because of where Jack was commuting in from in the Tonbridge area, he may find the travelling slightly easier."
Turner continued, "While we are disappointed to see Jack leave, we are not overly concerned at this stage because we already have two established strikers in Dean Grant and Stuart King, while Renford Tenyue has re-committed with the club again. Jack's departure will also present under-21 players like Joe Lester, who I believe is a real prospect, with a chance to prove themselves during pre-season."
Meanwhile, Sherlock has also departed the club.
"Unfortunately, Aidan was finding the travel commitments harder and harder because he has recently moved into the Essex area, so he also won't be with the club next season," Turner said.
"Again, I feel the departure of Aidan will present the likes of William Johnson-Cole with the opportunity to prove themselves at first-team level, while under-21 goalkeeper Tom Benham can give me a real problem in the goalkeeping department."
Turner also confirmed some trialists will be given a chance to prove themselves throughout pre-season.
Further details on who will be staying with the club for the 2015/16 season will follow in due course, although, it is expected the bulk of last season's squad will again be with the club next campaign.
Everybody at the club would like to wish both Aidan and Jack all the best in the future.