First Team Squad Update

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The Club can confirm that the following players will not be at Hastings Utd for the 2019-20 season:

• Charlie Horlock
• Jahmal Howlett-Mundle
• Sam Cruttwell
• Jordy Mongoy
• Antonio Walker-Barth
• Jamie Fielding
• Hassan Ibrahiym
• Tom Climpson
• Sonny Dullaway
• Sinn’Kaye Christie

Regarding departures the Gaffer explained, ‘Firstly i’d like to place on record my thanks and very best wishes to all the players for their efforts and commitment. Secondly a huge good luck to both Jamie Fielding moving to Stevenage and Tom Climpson starting a football scholarship in U.S.A. I can advise that Sam Cruttwell was offered a new deal at the Club which would also of allowed him to officially pursue his Futsal interest but he chose not to take up the Club’s offer.

The Gaffer added, ‘Sam Beale is currently exploring the possibility of playing his football in Asia-an interest that I wholeheartedly support and wish him all the very best in, however if Bealey is unsuccessful in his pursuit of gaining a professional contract abroad he has expressed a desire to return to the Pilot Field.’

The Club can also advise that Dajon Golding is also likely to be off to pastures new, although at present he remains under contract to the Club.

The Club can also confirm that the following players will be staying/joining Hastings Utd for the 2019-20 season:

• Louis Rogers
• Ollie Black
• Dan Hull
• Gary Elphick
• Davide Rodari
• Jack Dixon
• Ben Pope
• Sammy Adams
• Aaron Condon
• Tommy Taylor
• Charlie Curran
• Lanre Azeez
• Ansu Janneh
• Daniel Ajakaiye
• Adam Lovatt
• James Pool

Explaining the players retained Chris Agutter commented, ‘We felt we needed a smaller squad numbers wise whilst building on the positives from last season….we believe continuity to move forward is key, therefore I’m delighted that 14 of a potential 18 man squad going into next season are well versed in the way we want to play, understand how we operate on and off the pitch, and have last seasons experiences both negatives and positives under their belts.

Agi continued, ‘We are pretty sure that over the coming weeks we will be adding a maximum of two players to the ‘staying list’, both will be defensive reinforcements as we aim to improve the average defensive records that have blemished Hastings United League campaigns for the last 3 to 4 years.’