Croydon FC have started their 2021/22 Squad announcements.
Firstly, Richard White, Zach Powell, Kieran Rufus, Tricky Wilson, Jahquan Springer, Jubril Adamson, Johnny Akoto and Rhys Coleman are all returning from last year.
Keen to achieve promotion this season Manager Liam Giles has also brought in several new faces to help him achieve it.
First to be announced was Goalkeeper Nic Taylor, a Montserrat international who recently kept a clean sheet in their World Cup qualifier win against British Virgin Islands. Giles described him as “A top keeper with unreal pedigree and experience,” While Taylor said he was “buzzing to get on board with the trams,” who are his home town club.
Centre-Back Taylor Maddock is the next man through the Croydon entrance. Taylor has won promotion from Step 6 a three times and can count AFC Croydon, Banstead and Uckfield Town among his former clubs. “Very happy with adding another serial winner to the group. A top player who will add so much to the squad,” said the Trams boss.
After a brief spell away from the club Richard Pingling is back at Croydon. The front man has had spells at AFC Wimbledon, Merstham and Horley Town while Giles is “impressed with his attitude and application” plus added, “I’ve never seen him so fit.”
Tim Beckford could well be the key signing for Croydon this season. ‘Tower’ was on course for the Golden Boot when Covid cut the season short in 2019/20 and after a short spell at Erith & Belvedere last term he will be itching to get back on the pitch and among the goals in 2021/22. “He brings not only goals but is an experienced, hard working player, who leads from the front,” Giles remarked.
Age is just a number at Croydon as one of their latest signings is 17 year old Aaron Reber. Aaron has caught the eye of the management team and is a very exciting prospect.
Returning to the club for the new season is Oliver Spedding. Ollie is a no nonsense defender who has come back raring to go!
Croydon are shaping up as real contenders for this Division. Keep an eye on their Socials for further player updates.