It’s been a busy day in terms of player recruitment and I am really delighted to welcome on board two new players who will add strength and experience to the squad.
Jack Hobbs has been with us for most of pre-season and has impressed everybody during this time. As well as bringing experience on the field, his character will also be beneficial in the dressing room too.
Josh Magennis is a very exciting acquisition for the club and has been on our radar for quite some time. He’s a hard-working player who will cause problems for our opponents with his pace and power.
I am sure you will all join me in welcoming both Jack and Josh to the squad.
I just wanted to take this opportunity to clear up some confusion about Charlton’s Patrick Bauer. As we were concluding the deal for Josh we were made aware that Blackburn were interested in Bauer. We enquired as to how much Charlton valued Bauer at and that is where we left it. We certainly made no bid for the player.
The duo join Jason Lowe, Erhun Oztumer, Clayton Donaldson, Pawel Olkowski, Yanic Wildschut and Marc Wilson, who joined us over the summer as well as Ben Alnwick and Sammy Ameobi wo re-joined the club on new deals.
We are still working hard to bring in some more new faces before Saturday’s game at West Brom.
We’ve done our utmost to strengthen the squad with some quality recruits and I believe that now is the ideal time for those supporters who haven’t yet renewed their season tickets to do so. The squad we have assembled is stronger than the one we had last season and I think we are in for an exciting campaign.
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I am pleased to confirm that we will be in a position to announce our new naming rights partner on Wednesday morning. So please stay tuned for this exciting news.
Unfortunately, the dispute with SCC/Heathcotes is still ongoing, but I found it somewhat strange to discover that Paul Heathcote recently stepped down as a director of SCC. I’m led to believe that he may reappoint himself imminently.