Harris back for new season
Matt Longhurst is delighted that Charlie Harris has re-signed for the Wasps. He said: “Charlie is an exciting midfield player and is a real coup having agreed to stay with the club after receiving several other offers at this level and above. “We still have interest from two EFL clubs and obviously we wouldn't stand in Charlie's way should something materialise but failing that he will be with us and is preparing to return on the 29th of June with the rest of the squad for the start of pre-season.
“Charlie lives in East Grinstead and is a great asset to the squad and I look forward to working with him again after seeing him make progress since joining us last season. He's popular with the players as well as the supporter and that's a big plus as we look to build on last season."
Tait boosts striker options
We are delighted to confirm the signing of former Crawley and Three Bridges striker Allan Tait. Manager Matt Longhurst said: "It was evident at stages last season we lacked some experience on and off the pitch with such a young group of players and over the summer it was important we brought in the right kind of know-how. "In Taity we have that as he's played at the highest level of non-league, football won trophies and has a great pedigree in the game. After chatting to him at length I feel he will be perfect to help guide the young players on and off the pitch as well as bringing a physical presence to our attack.
"With Steve Sargent, Drew Cooney, Marcus Elliott and now Alan I feel we have four vastly experienced and quality players to aid the squad and I'm expecting them to help continue our progress. "We have also brought two youngsters into the squad for the new season. Jack Griffiths is a young left back having been at the Brighton & Hove Albion Elite Centre for a number of years. He's someone who fits the mould of the majority of the players. Connor has previous Ryman League experience at Carshalton and is another young midfield player looking to break into first team football this year.
July 8 v Crawley Town (h) 3pm
Ju;y 11 v Croydon (a) 7.45pm
July 15 v Woking XI (h) 3pm
July 18 v Tunbridge Wells (a) 7.45pm
July 22 v Merstham (h) 3pm
July 25 v Lordswood (a) 7.45pm
July 29 v Eastbourne United (a) 3pm
Aug 1 v Margate (h) 7.30pm
Aug 1 v AFC Croydon Athletic (a) 7.45pm
Aug 5 v Tooting & Mitcham (h) 3pm
Two of our new signings for the 2017-18 season.
Top: Goalkeeper Will Price and, above, defender Connor Gales
Photos by Stuart Gibson
Home pre-season friendlies:
July 8 v Crawley Town (3pm)
July 15 v Woking XI (3pm)
July 22 v Merstham (3pm)
Aug 1 v Margate (7.30pm)
Aug 5 v Tooting & Mitcham (3pm)
200 CLUB WINNERS
1st prize £60 Ron Hollah
2nd prize £20 Gary Bullen
3rd prize £10 Peter Cadman
1st prize £60 – L Medcalf
2nd prize £20 – R Galloway
3rd prize £10 - P Johnson
1st prize £60 – B McCorquodale
2nd prize £20 –R Holah
3rd prize £10 - R Tramontin
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