Four In A Day For Hampton As They Look To Spend Wisely

Hampton may be working with less finance this season but manager Gary McCann is desperate to get value for money.

He has made four new signings as he looks to build a squad who can push on from last season’s inconsistent National League South campaign.

McCann knows it won’t be easy - and says he must form a young and hungry side following the club’s change of structure.

Attacking midfielder Sam Deadfield, 22, puts pen to paper after he left Basingstoke Town.

Walton Casuals striker James Ewington will be hoping to continue his scoring form two levels up. He went on loan to St Albans last season before returning to Walton.

“We tried to sign James last season but were beaten to it by St Albans. However, their style of play didn’t suit him and he returned to Walton Casuals late in the season to score the goals which kept them in the Southern League Premier.

“We have a good idea of how to get the best out of him and I think he could become a real crowd favourite here.”

Defender Tom Jelley has returned to the club, as has midfielder Shaun McAuley.

McCann added: “We spoke with Shaun at the start of last season, when I first arrived, but we couldn’t get the deal over the line and he went to Kingstonian. He will bring some real authority to the midfield and I know he had a stellar season when he was last here.”

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