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K's sign four, make one other permanent


Jacob Bancroft's loan move is made permanent, four new names sign.

Kingstonian manager Spencer Knight has delivered some early Christmas presents to K's supporters in the form of four new signings and one loan made permanent.

Firstly, joining on a dual registration basis from Cheshunt is left-back Chevron McLean. The St Vincent and Grenadines international was an integral part of the Hertfordshire side's promotion last season and will be available for the Boxing Day match with Carshalton Athletic.

Two more defenders have also put pen to paper this week - former Corinthian-Casuals, Carshalton Athletic and, most recently, Horsham centre-back Danny Dudley and former Wingate & Finchley and Leatherhead man Jake Eales.

Knight has also signed another of his former Wingate and Finchley players, Great Evans. The striker joins us from Harrow Borough, having previously played at Cheshunt and South Park.

The final piece of good news is the permanent signing of Jacob Bancroft, who has impressed in his loan spell from Hartley Wintney, already scoring against Lewes. We are delighted to report that he is now a Kingstonian player.

Spencer commented on the influx of players:

"It's been a busy couple of weeks even though we haven't been able to play any games, the work never stops in trying to evolve the squad.

I am delighted to have added some experience and, most importantly, some quality to the group, and the competition for places is now going to be fierce.

Chevron is a player that I have admired for a while having come up against him, and I happy to be able to assist in his journey back to full match sharpness and know that he will help us massively as well.

Danny Dudley and Jake Eales join us to fill the holes left from a couple of recent exits from the club. Danny is a leader and has great experience at this level, which will be invaluable for the remainder of the season. Jake is a cultured defender who played for me at Wingate & Finchley, and I am so pleased that he chose to work with me again, despite some late competition for his signature. With Declan Skura having an outstanding season already, we now have some options in that area of the pitch.

Since Ben Ward-Cochrane's injury earlier in the season, we have been looking for a number nine, and although others have filled in admirably at times, it has been a priority to bring in a specialist. Great Evans is another players I have worked with before and have a good relationship with. he is hungry to come in and make an impact, and I'm sure the supporters will enjoy watching him as the season progresses.

Finally, getting Jacob over the line as our own players is a real bonus and, alongside our other recent additions in Joe Boachie and Josh Ogunseye, I feel we have a foward line that can make a real impact in the division."

Published Saturday 24th December 2022