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New recruits raring to go for Stratford Town

Stratford Editorial 18th Dec, 2019

STRATFORD Town will have three new players ready for their debuts as they begin their festive fixtures with a trip to promotion-chasers Hednesford Town on Saturday.

Town’s home game with Hitchin Town was postponed on Saturday due to a waterlogged pitch but interim boss Paul Davis has been busy in bolstering a squad looking to end a run of just one league win in ten.

That victory came, coincidentally, with a 4-1 drubbing of the Pitmen in mid-November.

Town head to Keys Park with winger Javia Roberts and teenage midfielders Tom Mehew and Shiloh Remy as new recruits.

Roberts has plenty of experience in Southern Premier Central, having featured for Alvechurch under former Town boss Darren Byfield earlier this season.

The 26-year-old pacy front-runner started his career with Shrewsbury Town and has also been with Solihull Moors, Rushall Olympic, Hinckley AFC, Bedford Town, Market Drayton Town and Walsall Wood.

He helped Wood finish runners-up in Midland League Premier Division before moving to Church in the summer and then returning to Wood last month.

Mehew and Remy have both joined on loan from Bristol Rovers and QPR respectively for an initial month.

Creative midfielder Mehew was Rovers Under-18 player of the season last campaign and Rovers see the move as a chance for the 19-year-old to make appearances in men’s football.

Rovers development squad manager Lee Mansell said: “It will be good for Tom to go out and get some games and be tested by a new environment.”

Central midfielder Remy, who was on Tottenham’s youth books, becomes the second QPR player at Stratford, following Kai Woollard-Innocent.

Championship side Rangers regard Remy as a player with great feet, who is a box-to-box midfielder with an eye for goal.

Defender Woollard-Innocent has impressed since linking up with Town and has made nine appearances so far.

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