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Andre Coker at Cray Wanderers

Kingstonian Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Andre Coker.

The winger has signed on loan from Bromley until the end of the season.

The former Crystal Palace graduate has been a long term target for the Kingstonian manager. Having caught his eye when watching Coker excel for Cray Wanderers in pre-season, Hayden Bird has been a known admirer of the dread-locked wide-man.

"I'm absolutely delighted to have signed Andre," enthused the Boss. "I'd like to thank Neil and Jerry from Bromley along with Ricky, Andre's agent. I've known Jerry and Neil a long time and both have been a great help in completing the deal, despite interest from other clubs. Ricky has also been of great assistance throughout the discussions."

"Since arriving, I've maintained the importance of being patient with our player acquisitions. Instead of anxiously looking for a quick fix, it's essential that we find the right solutions. Andre is a perfect example. I've wanted to improve the striking options for a while, but have waited until the right player for Kingstonian was available. Andre has always been our target. He has been on the radar since July."

"I had discussions with Tony Russell in December and thought we had a chance to sign him before he went to Bromley. However, our patience was rewarded this week. Andre's agent made contact with me on Tuesday and after three or four days of talks, we finally made the breakthrough. Bromley were very co-operative. It's a very big signing for us."

"With Omarr signing last week, Reece fit again and Cookie back in full training, the squad now has the strength in depth we need as we approach the business end of the season."

Hayden also confirmed that Ben Harrison and Calum Davies have completed loan agreements with East Grinstead Town.

"Ben and Calum both need minutes so have signed for East Grinstead Town on loan. As we look forward to the business end of the campaign, we need every player in the right physical condition to help the team. Ben has suffered a long term injury, which has resulted in him playing one League game and one Surrey Senior Cup tie in four months. Equally, while Calum is a player who is developing well and I like a great deal, he needs game time. Both are a part of our future."

Hayden confirmed that he expects the paperwork to be completed in time for today's game.

Welcome to Kingstonian, Andre!

(photo courtesy of www.cray-wanderers.com)

Published Saturday 22nd February 2020