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More new signings for Kingstonian!


We round up all the new signings for K's in a whirlwind last few days.

You may have seen in our earlier news piece that Reading's Welsh U19 international Benj Purcell has signed for Kingstonian for the rest of the season, we can now announce two more have signed on their respective dotted lines and will be available for selection tonight against Herne Bay. We have comments from Simon Lane about both signings, plus some words on the other players he has brought in since becoming Kingstonian manager.

To begin with, Simon spoke about his earlier signings:

"I've been delighted with all our new signings so far and they've all made a tangible difference.

Imran Kayani from Slough Town has become a fan's favourite already in record time and he's a super lad, he's clearly enjoying his time for us. The same applies to centre forward Alex MacAllister from Aldershot Town, who capped his debut with a goal at Bognor.

Darnell Goather-Braithwaite is another addition very keen to come and help the fight. His first twenty minutes for K's was exceptional before picking up a hamstring injury. He's a player that I know well and trust.

Harun Hamid has joined us from Queen's Park Rangers, and looks a fabulous talent who, once he acclimatises to this level, will excel.

Matt Drage needs no introduction and I'm delighted to welcome him back to the club. He needed no convincing whatsoever and his love for the club and experience is exactly what I'm looking for right now."

And to the new guys:

As previously mentioned, midfielder Benj Purcell has arrived on loan for the rest of the season from Reading, Simon said: "Benj is an exciting prospect and joins us on loan from Reading. A Welsh international with a fantastic array of passing. I'm looking forward to working with him."

Charlie Greenwood is a former Merstham midfielder who joins the K's from East Grinstead Town - K's manager said this of him: "Charlie is a player that has caught my eye this year - playing and scoring against me - I feel he is ready to step up with us and he showed a great desire to bring his talents to the club."

Finally, Aldershot Town forward Keane Anderson joins the club on loan, with the K's boss saying: "I'm delighted to welcome Keane to the club. He has excelled in his previous loan period at Leatherhead at Step 4 and I'm delighted he has chosen to step up with us. This further strengthens the relationship we have with Aldershot Town."

In summary, Simon finished by saying: "Every signing so far has strengthened the squad and I'm sure that these three fantastic additions will follow in the same vein. I'm very excited at how these young guns are shaping up for the club. Please come and get behind them to help welcome them all to our club."

Published Wednesday 22nd February 2023