News from the dugout
11 March 2015
By Thomas Reeves
Faversham’s promotion push boosted with two more signings, Oliver exits
Faversham Town Football Club (Limited) are delighted to announce the double signing of striker Stuart King from Herne Bay and midfielder Chris Webber from Billericay Town.
Lilywhites boss Ray Turner was delighted to capture the duo, as he looks to finalise his squad before the end of the season, in preparation for the Ryman South play-offs which Town should feature in.
“Both have Ryman Premier League experience and may feature in Saturday’s squad to face Whyteleafe if they get clearance from the FA in time,” Turner revealed.
On the signing of King, 26, the Faversham manager added, “Stuart requires little introduction. He is a proven goalscorer.
“He was released from his contract at Herne Bay and asked to help in our quest for promotion.”
King faces a serious challenge to get into the starting line-up ahead of current strike duo Dean Grant and Jack Harris.
Though Turner said, “He knows he has a tough job getting in the team, although with Grant suspended a week on Saturday and the play-offs looming, I wanted to make sure we had the necessary depth to our squad.
“You can never have enough goalscorers.”
“Chris has recently moved to Canterbury for his continued education and has impressed in training,” the Lilywhites boss explained on Webber’s signing.
He added “He can play anywhere on the right-hand side and will provide strong competition places”, before concluding “I am now looking at and forming my squad for the final crucial weeks.
“These two signings show the club’s intent to provide the strongest possible on-field options.”
Meanwhile Oliver, 19, has left the club and joined Ryman South strugglers East Grinstead Town until the end of the 2014/15 season.
Turner confirmed, “Kieran Oliver has decided to move on, in search of regular first-team football.
“Kieran has become a little frustrated lately, and with the front two of Harris and Grant doing so well, his time on the pitch was limited.”
“Myself and Clive Walker know Tony Beckingham well at East Grinstead and the opportunity has shown itself for the rest of the season,” admitted the Town manager on the decision to allow the frontman to transfer to the Wasps.
“Hopefully, he can get regular games and help them out in their current plight, at the same time.”
Welcome to the club Stuart and Chris.
Thank you for your efforts, and we hope to see you in the future, Kieran.