The Club is very pleased to announce the 3rd new recruit of the summer as Jake Elliott who joins the Club from Peacehaven & Telscombe. The former Mangotsfield and Larkhall Athletic Right Back will add extra size, physicality and presence to an already physically big and strong ‘U’s squad.
Elliott commented, ‘I am really happy to sign for Hastings United for the upcoming season, it’s going to be a great challenge for me moving up a division, I can’t wait to start playing with the squad under Chris, and I am looking forward to seeing how far we can go this year and what the future holds for us.’
The Manager added, ‘We have watched Jake a number of times this season and have always been impressed, this coupled with the fact he’s already experienced our level of football previously where he featured regularly in the Southern League equivalent to Bostik South East for Larkhall Athletic makes this a very positive move for all. He’s 20 years of age, wants to improve, is hungry to learn and is motivated by the challenge ahead.’
Agi added, ‘Jake is a big and strong lad who can play anywhere along the backline, however we primarily see him as a direct replacement for Jamie Fielding…..Jake is a great fit in terms of the direction that we want to take the team in.’