More Ins And Outs As Clubs Get Busy With Pre-Season Close

By Sam Elliott

We’re another week closer to the new season and clubs are delivering with daily ins and outs to keep fans occupied.

August 6 can’t come soon enough and as the players gear up for their return to pre-season training there’s been more movement in the past few days.

But it’s not just players arriving - some have been given the chance to step up to the EFL.

Worthing will have to tackle the National League South without young star Jasper Pattenden.

The Revels are thrilled for the 20-year-old, who has caught the eye of Gareth Ainsworth and Wycombe Wanderers.

Another player getting a big chance is Kane Smith, pictured.

Stevenage have signed the Boreham Wood full-back, and their former loan goalkeeper Taye Ashby-Hammond.

Notts County have been very busy - four more new players have arrived this week.

Aden Baldwin was the first in on Monday, and two days later reunited the deadly strike duo that tore the National League North apart last season as Cedwyn Scott linked up again with lethal Macaulay Langstaff.

On Friday they completed the signings of Kidderminster Harriers captain Sam Austin and 22-year-old Geraldo Bajrami.

Kidderminster have meanwhile added vastly experienced defender Krystian Pearce to fill the void.

Chesterfield have signed right-back Rhyeem Sheckleford from National League rivals Maidenhead United. Paul Cook has also moved for Dorking Wanderers’ midfielder Darren Oldaker.

Former National League promotion winner Padraig Amond will lead the line for Woking next season.

AFC Fylde have done some good business already this summer as they look to put last season’s National League North frustration behind them.

Now big defender Pierce Bird has completed a transfer from King’s Lynn Town for an undisclosed fee.

Maidstone United have agreed a deal with defender Jack Cawley after he left Wealdstone, who have re-signed their old keeper Sam Howes.

Boston United have reached an agreement to sign midfielder Scott Pollock following his exit from Northampton Town.

Nicke Kabamba has been added to Barnet’s attacking arsenal.

Concord Rangers have secured goalkeeper Melvin Minter following his departure from National League side Chesterfield.

Defenders Ollie Brown and Scott Garner are sure to make Alfreton Town hard to beat next season.

Elliot Benyon in now a Slough Town player, with George Wells and Guy Hollis both returning to Arbour Park.

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