We are delighted to be able to announce that we have reached agreements with the majority of last seasons squad for them to commit to the Scholars for the season ahead... whenever that may be?!
Curtis Pond, Alex Melbourne, Craig Deakin, Lewis Riley-Stewart, Alex Curtis, Joe Brown, Oli Hayward, Will Whieldon, Jack Langston, Liam Kirton and Josh Cooke have all committed to remaining with the club.
Manager, Mark Swann said, “I’m chuffed the lads have agreed to stay at the football club. We have a really good core group of players and I’m delighted we have been able to retain most of them.
"Naturally, players have received good offers elsewhere but I’m glad that they saw enough in the games we took charge of to decide Chasetown was the best place for them to play their football”.
There are players leaving the club though with Danny Cocks and Dan Beddows leaving due to their travel commitments proving difficult. We thank them for their efforts in a Chasetown shirt and wish them all the best.
Ryan Wynter, James O’Neill and George Cater have also left the club following offers from Stafford Rangers, Newtown and Hednesford respectively.
Swanny said, “We are disappointed to lose the lads as we wanted to keep the whole squad but we also understood the commitment was difficult for Cocksy and Bedds.
"The other three lads unfortunately received very good offers from clubs at a higher level so as disappointed as we are we wish them all the best”.
News of new signings will be announced in due course and we will keep Scholars fans updated with news as often as possible.