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“Gavin is a competitive midfielder who can dictate play. He has always impressed when playing against the Scholars.”It’s been a busy period at Chasetown, with a number of new signings brought into the squad. The club’s attempts to bolster their squad following a spate of injuries and the departures of Harry Harris, Lee Greenway and Craig Marshall has seen a trio of new faces arrive before the signing of Saunders. The first was former Tamworth winger Rene Williams and young Shropshire-based midfielder Tom Lappin who joined from Crewe Alexandra. Manager Blakemore said:
“Both players have a lot of potential and I am pleased to invite them into the squad. Rene has had a trial at Conference side Luton Town in the past, while Tom has completed a two year scholarship at Crewe.”While the above pairing have yet to make their first team debuts, the club’s next signing certainly made an impact from the outset for the Scholars. Twenty-year old Reece Styche joined the club from Shepshed Dynamo, and the former Hednesford Town man made an immediate impact with a goal just three minutes into his debut at Lincoln United, helping the side to a 2-1 victory in the FA Trophy tie. And the hitman will be keen to add to his early tally when the Scholars take on Witton Albion this evening (October 6) for a 7.45pm kick-off.