The club is delighted to announce that Godfrey Poku, Lee Henderson, Craig Hill, Ezra Forde & Reece Fleet have re-signed ahead of the 2017/18 season.
All five players had key roles in City's 2016/17 campaign with Forde, Henderson and Poku taking four of the five awards for the season. Although Hill and Fleet were unable to take home any silverware, both earned honourable mentions for strings of solid performances in goal and midfield respectively.
Mark Jones is thrilled to be able to keep hold of the five players:
“I'm delighted to add all five players to the squad for next year. They were all very important last season and we're looking forward to trying to improve upon what we achieved. I'm delighted to have got them all over the line and we hope that they can have a successful season for us.”
The City boss has also confirmed that Scott Davies has departed the club today, heading off to Chelmsford City:
“Unfortunately we will be losing Scott Davies. We couldn't quite agree a deal and Chelmsford have come in to offer him a very good contract and unfortunately we couldn't match it. He was a good player for us last season and we wish him all the best at Chelmsford and hope he does well there.”
Jones also confirmed that whilst the club are still in talks with Freddie Grant and Guri Demuria; Tom Winters, Shaun MacAuley, Mike Fondop, Jefferson Louis, Akin Abiola-Daramola, Jean Niate and Wilson Carvalho have all departed the club. Additionally, George Essuman, Kaiman Anderson and Connor Furlong will all return to their parent clubs following successful loan spells.
The club are far from completing their summer transfer dealings, however, with Mark Jones saying:
“There will be some more news on players over the next couple of days. We're talking to a couple of key targets: another striker and a couple of attacking midfield players. We're pleased with what we have done so far and hopefully we can get a couple more over the line this week.”
Updated 15:35 - 19 Jun 2017 by Frank Thompson