Folkestone Invicta manager Neil Cugley delighted to have Roland Edge back at Cheriton Road
Folkestone boss Neil Cugley
said he was delighted after Roland Edge agreed to return to Invicta
as a player-coach.
The former Gillingham, Hibernian and Hull man (pictured) spent
two years at the Buzzlines Stadium before departing for Maidstone
Invicta boss Cugley said Edge would
help to fill the void left by the retiring Jimmy Jackson, adding:
"I’m not sure Roland was fully-appreciated in his first spell with
"I am delighted to have signed him,
he is versatile and can play left-back, centre-back or in holding
"Micky Dix and I wanted someone in
to help us on the coaching side, Roland is doing his coaching
badges and will be an experienced head on the pitch. He has played
in the Championship and we’ll need his experience next season."
Meanwhile Darren Smith has signed a
new deal with Invicta, despite being linked with moves to Ashford
Simon Austin and Micheal Everitt
have also put pen-to-paper meaning 10 of Cugley’s Ryman League
Division 1 South play-off winning side will start the season with
Jack Delo, Josh Vincent, Frankie
Chappell, Liam Friend, Liam Dickson, Josh Burchell and James
Everitt have all committed themselves to Invicta.
Striker Jimmy Dryden has also been
given the all-clear to continue playing by specialists after being
beset by knee and ankle problems in recent years.
Cugley said: "An MRI scan showed a
problem but it appears to have cleared up and he’s alright to play
again. Hopefully he will sign on soon. It gives us more options. We
will have a small squad again next season but we’re looking forward
to giving it a go."
Striker Brendon Cass has been
offered terms and been invited back to the club for pre-season
training and Cugley said he planned to talk to the former Chatham
man to see what his plans were.
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