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MATT BACK

By Brian Flynn

FANS’ FAVOURITE Matt Bourne is the latest player to be unveiled for next season’s squad.

“I know the supporters will be as delighted as we are.” Phil Miles, Joint Manager
The popular centre-back has won Supporters’ Player of the Season and Players’ Player of the Season for the past two campaigns.
And in May, the skipper also collected a bottle of champagne for his 400th appearance in a Lilywhites shirt.
Confirmation of Bourne's signing means there will be strong competition at the centre of defence, with Ryan Huckle – who signed after being released by Gillingham – and ex-Maidstone Utd academy player Josh Dorling also agreeing to sign.
The new squad start back at training at Salters Lane tomorrow night ahead of the Gillingham match on 6 July, with a number of trialists among those taking part in the session.
Managers Phil Miles and Danny Chapman are now keen to strengthen the strikeforce ahead of the coming season, with veteran Carl Rook and youngsters Rolando Onu and Jack Sellens already on the books.
Phil said: “I know the supporters will be as delighted as we are that Matt has agreed to return once more.
“He’s a terrific player who has been a great servant of this club for many years now, and it gives us a strong-looking defence as we start pre-season training.
“We have a number of potential strikers that we are talking to but I don’t want to put any names out there at the moment.
“Our aim is to have a competitive squad when the season starts, and we’d rather take our time to get the right people than rush into signing players for the sake of it.”

Updated 13:46 - 26 Jun 2019 by Brian Flynn

Where next?

PRE-SEASON TICKET PRICES CONFIRMED TICKET price details have been revealed for Faversham Town’s pre-season home matches ahead of the 2019-20 campaign.
DORLING AND MILES UNVEILED CENTRE-HALF Josh Dorling and attacking midfielder James Miles have become the latest players unveiled in Faversham Town’s new-look squad.

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