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Sheppey United announce summer signings including former AFC Wimbledon and Oxford United striker Jack Midson

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Sheppey United are looking strong for the new Southern Counties East season after revealing their summer recruits.

The Ites lost prolific striker Dan Bradshaw to Chatham but have compensated by signing three forwards, including ex-Football League striker Jack Midson.

Jack Midson has joined Sheppey United
Jack Midson has joined Sheppey United

Midson, 36, played in the league with Oxford, Southend and AFC Wimbledon and has also had spells at the likes of Dagenham, Eastleigh and Barnet.

Last season, Midson, who scored 38 goals in 126 appearances for the Dons, was player/assistant at National South club Hemel Hempstead.

He's already well-known at Sheppey having previously brought his academy to the club.

The Ites also welcome former Croydon, Dartford and Hastings forward Warren Mfula to Holm Park, along with ex-Herne Bay man Junior Aikhionbare.

At the back, Matt Bourne signs for his third Swale club having been a big favourite at both Sittingbourne and Faversham Town over the years.

He’s joined in central defender by ex-Chatham stopper Corey Holder.

Another old Sittingbourne player, Adam Molloy, is a new arrival in goal, along with youngster Tommy Taylor.

The Ites have also confirmed a deal for fans’ favourite Jahmal Howlett-Mundle.

Midson scored a hat-trick during an in-house game against the under-23s, with Billy Bennett (2), George Crimmen and own goal completing the tally.

The Ites lost 2-1 to Ashford last weekend, Mfula with the goal, followed by an eye-catching 4-1 win at Isthmian Premier Margate on Tuesday night.

There were two more goals for Mfula, while Bennett and Harrison Carnegie also struck.

New head coach Marcel Nimani said: “This has been a very productive pre-season so far and we are all encouraged by the prospect of this team in the upcoming season.”

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