Published: 14:00, 22 June 2020
| Updated: 14:13, 22 June 2020
Tonbridge Angels manager Steve McKimm is building for a new season.
Four of last season’s squad - including KentOnline’s player-of-the-season Sonny Miles - have committed for the 2020/21 season. The Angels are preparing for a September start after a recommendation from the Football Association.
Miles has agreed in principle to stay at the The Halcyon Wealth Longmead Stadium along with Jonny Henly, James Folkes and Ben Greenhalgh.
Manager Steve McKimm said: “I’m delighted these players have agreed to stay with The Angels.All of them have sound step two experience and are well versed in the system we want to play.
“Sonny, Jonny, and James between them have made over 750 appearances for the club while Ben who signed for us halfway through a truncated season has a footballing CV as good as any at this level.
“This is a great start to building our squad for the upcoming season and there will be more announcements to come as the planning continues.”
There are some players leaving the club, however.
The club have announced Liam Smith, Harry Donovan, Jared Small and Alex Bentley have all left.
Midfielder Donovan scored the equalising goal against Maidstone United last season in one of 14 appearances for the former Millwall under-23 player.
Small made 77 appearances for the club and will be remembered for providing the assist that produced the winning goal in the 2019/20 super play-off final.
Bentley leaves after a season for the club following his move from AFC Hornchurch.
Smith came through the youth team and has made 84 appearances for the club.
McKimm said: “Liam is a fine young footballer but at this stage in his career probably needs a stronger guarantee of regular first team football than maybe I can offer him.
“Despite his very young age, particularly when he started in the first team, he was always already to step up when needed and never let me down on any occasion.It could be that at some stage in the future we may see him back in an Angels shirt.”
All of those leaving went with McKimm’s best wishes.