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K's add three players


But unfortunately we lose one.

We have good news and bad news on the player front - we'll do the bad the news first.

Sadly, despite committing himself to the club for this season, there has been a change of circumstances for last season's player of the year Nyren Clunis, who we understand will now be signing for another Premier Division club. We're very sorry to see Nyren go, and we wish him well in the future except when playing us!

We can now announce the arrival of three new players.

Firstly, we have signed Louis Collins from Walton and Hersham. Louis, son of former K's midfielder Liam Collins, is a full back who was an integral part in the Swans' promotion campaign last season and was captain of the Swans' Academy. K's manager Lee O'Leary said: "Louis had a fantastic year with Walton and Hersham where they gained promotion last year, and was a pivotal part of the team. Louis has bundles of potential, seeing and being a part of his development is exciting."

Our second new signing is defender Jack Strange from Corinthian-Casuals - he joined our former landlords from Sutton United, where he was part of James Bracken's hugely successful youth team set-up. K's boss Lee O'Leary commented: "Jack has played well over 100 games at this level, so will bring added experience to the group, even at such a young age. Jack's aggression in all areas is something that we have missed and I'm delighted to have him at the football club."

Our final signing for now is a name well-known to all Kingstonian supporters as Dan Bennett returns to the club for his third spell in the hoops. In spell number one he was a member of the Isthmian League Cup winning team in 2016 (scoring two goals in the Final) and was the scorer of Kingstonian's third goal when the K's defeated Macclesfield Town 4-0 in the FA Cup First Round in 2019. Overall, Dan has played 100 times for us, scoring 32 goals - Lee O'Leary is a happy man: "Over the moon to get the deal sorted. Benno was a top target of mine as soon as I walked through the door. He's someone that I've played with at K's and someone I'm extremely looking forward to managing. Aside from the ability we all know he possesses, his understanding of the game will be a big help for us on the pitch, responsibility I know he will thrive under."

Published Thursday 23rd June 2022