We can now confirm six new additions to the squad for this season, either signed or committed to the Robins.
Goalkeeper Harvey Rivers, 22, has signed a one year contract at the Jubilee Stadium. Rivers is a former Cheltenham Town youth team number one who has since played for Hereford, Bishop’s Cleeve, Cirencester Town, Gloucester City, Swindon Supermarine and, most recently, Yate Town.
Attacking midfielder Joe Tumelty was close to joining Evesham United during the 2017/18 season, but he ended up seeing out the campaign at Larkhall Athletic. The 23-year-old former Hereford, Frome Town and Cinderford Town attacking midfielder has now completed his move to the Jubilee Stadium.
Marley Thomas, who can play wide or as a central striker, was Slimbridge’s top scorer last season with 16, despite missing a chunk of the campaign with injury. The 23-year-old former Kidlington and Shortwood United forward was also their supporters’ player of the year in 2016/17.
We have also added prolific North Leigh striker George Seacole and defensive pair Shayne Anson and Nathan Summers to their squad ahead of the 2018/19 campaign.
Shayne Anson, 28, a flexible defender who can be utilised anywhere across the backline, spent two seasons as player-assistant manager at Tuffley Rovers in the Hellenic League where he racked up 69 appearances. Prior to that, he played 96 times in four seasons for Cirencester Town with 37 outings in the 2013-14 campaign that saw the Centurions win promotion from Evesham’s current level.
Seacole has scored plenty of goals at our level, including 35 for North Leigh during the 2016/17 campaign and 15 in a injury hit season last term.
Centre-half Summers returns to senior non-league football after a year out during which he represented Hartpury College. The ex-Plymouth Argyle youngster played seven times for Westfields during 2016-17 having featured in 33 matches during Hereford’s Midland Football League title success and run to the FA Vase final at Wembley.