New signings set to boost Foster’s squad

DAVENTRY United manager Darran Foster has spearheaded his campaign for the new season with a clutch of new signings.

Foster has a new assistant. Tommy Young, who has left to become manager of Stockton, has been replaced by Neil Champelovier.

Neil has plied his trade in the UCL and has played for Cogenhoe United and Long Buckby to name just a few.

He will join the club as player/assistant manager and will assist with training the squad and selection duties.

On the playing front, coming into the squad is defender Adam Knight who brings with him a wealth of experience at this level.He has played for Cogenhoe United and Leamington so will be a boost to the playing staff.

Adam took two years out to manage Brixworth in the Northants Combination before deciding to return with Daventry United this season.

In addition Tom Lorraine and Paul Beevor have joined from Woodford United and Foster has also signed Darran Smith, a young keeper from Brixworth which will now give him competition in all areas of the pitch.

Young guns Josh Bellamy and Liam Cope have re-signed along with the Waldock brothers Tommy and Ian, Lee Farrow, Duncan Harris and Will Briscoe.

The management will be hoping for two or three more signings as the final pieces are put in place in preparation for when the new season kicks off on August 13.

Tommy Young has left for pastures new and Ross Irvine, Nick Bailie and Lee Vince have also gone to Stockton.

Darran Frost has decided not to re-join the club and left-back Jamie Coleman is to become a dad so has opted to switch to Sratford Town to cut down on his travelling.

The first team sponsor will be Robert Keay from The International Customer Services Institue.