Eagles capture four more as squad continues to grow

Dylan Gittens, left, spent a spell at Berkhamsted last season. Picture (c) Dave Satchel
Dylan Gittens, left, spent a spell at Berkhamsted last season. Picture (c) Dave Satchel

Bedford Town have completed the signings of four more players as they continue to build their squad ahead of the new season.

The Eagles have snapped up Christian Lester, Marcus Campbell, Tremayne Charles and Dylan Gittens as they add strength in depth with the The Evo-Stik League Southern Division One Central kick-off fast approaching.

Speaking about the signing of Lester, Bedford manager Dan Kennoy said: “Christian comes to us having spent last season at Leighton Town. At 28 years of age the central midfielder will bring some much needed experience to the team.

“He is a player I’ve wanted to bring into my dressing room for a good few seasons having watched him at Cambridge City and Ampthill Town.

“He has great ability on the ball and as well as an eye for goal. Last season was a bit hit and miss for him due to a niggling injury but he has shown some good fitness levels in pre-season and looks to have got over them.

“With Dylan, Tremayne and Marcus we have three lads that are looking to cement themselves at this level of football.

“All of them have a small amount of experience at this level of football but maybe have not been given a fair crack of the whip at the clubs they have been at, and I include myself in that as all they spent some time with me at Barton Rovers.

“They are all now a little bit older than when I last had them in my team but they all have the technical ability to succeed and are all blessed with raw pace which we hope we can use to our advantage over the season.”

Kennoy admits, however, that he will now need to start trimming his squad in time for the first league game of the season at the start of next month.

“Over the next couple of training sessions we will have to make some difficult decisions and start to whittle down the squad size,” he said.

Bedford will kick off their Southern League Division One Central campaign with a home fixture against North Greenford. That clash takes place on Saturday, August 8, before the Eagles travel to Aylesbury United four days later.

They will end the season at Beaconsfield.