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National League South side Tonbridge Angels add to their backroom team while player-of-the-year Joe Turner is among those to commit for the 2020/21 season

Tonbridge Angels have been busy sealing deals for members of last season’s squad and have added to their backroom team too.

Ten players have so far committed for another season at the National League South side and manager Steve McKimm has also brought a familiar face back to help off the pitch.

Tonbridge Angels manager Steve McKimm has been busy re-signing players and strengthening his backroom team Picture: Alan Langley
Tonbridge Angels manager Steve McKimm has been busy re-signing players and strengthening his backroom team Picture: Alan Langley

James Scott had a 10-month spell at the Longmead Stadium previously and McKimm knows the coach brings something different to the club.

He said: “While some of us on the bench can get caught up in the emotion of the game, James will be there to supply us with the hard facts on how the squad is progressing, it’s great to have him back.”

Scott tweeted: “Great to be back with this tremendous club.”

There’s a new goalkeeper coach at the club too.

Adam Deadman has previously worked as goalkeeper coach at Isthmian League side Leatherhead.

McKimm said: “I’m very pleased to have secured the services of Adam who has a proven record of improving the potential of goalkeepers.”

Players from last season’s squad continue to commit for another season. Jack Parter, Jason Williams, Khale da Costa, Joe Turner, Tom Derry and Rian Bray have all agreed to return for the 2020/21 campaign.

Turner was voted the supporters’ player-of-the-season for the 19/20 season - the third year running he has picked up the award. From 139 appearances he has contributed 44 goals.

Midfielders Tom Parkinson and Tom Beere will also be available next season after overcoming injuries.

McKimm said: "Having these two players back in action after such a long time out will be like having two new signings for the team.

"They were both a big miss last season and we can only speculate where we might have been had they been available.That’s all in the past now and I look forward to them being back in my squad.”

The signings follow on from four others who have agreed deals for another year. Sonny Miles, Jonny Henly, James Folkes and Ben Greenhalgh are all staying.

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