Bromley announce the departure of goalkeeper Ryan Huddart while club captain Jack Holland pens a new deal to stay at Hayes Lane
BROMLEY have announced that their second-choice goalkeeper Ryan Huddart has left Hayes Lane by mutual consent.
The 23-year-old signed from their Vanarama National League rivals Boreham Wood in October 2019 following an injury to Mark Cousins and went on to make 23 appearances for Neil Smith’s side.
Huddart’s performances in between the sticks improved as the campaign went on, aided by the coaching of Jim Stannard, who has also left Hayes Lane during the close season.
“Unfortunately, my time at Bromley has come to an end,” Huddart said on his Twitter account.
“I would like to thank the fans for the support they have shown me during my time here and I’d like to wish all the players and staff all the very best for the upcoming season.”
Bromley got their pre-season campaign underway with a 2-2 draw at Vanarama National League South side Maidstone United on Saturday, while another Bromley side beat Cray Wanderers 4-3 at Hayes Lane, which was an all-ticket test event staged by their Isthmian League Premier Division tenants.
Smith has continue with his squad strengthening by adding powerhouse striker James Alabi, 25, having signed him from League Two side Leyton Orient, although he finished the last campaign in the National League on loan at Eastleigh.
Bromley captain, Jack Holland, 28, has put pen to paper on a new contract and will also take up a new role coaching within the clubs Academy ahead of the 2020-21 season.
The Bromley born and bred centre-half played in the youth ranks at Hayes Lane before spending four years at Crystal Palace before returning to then Conference South side Bromley on loan during the 2011-12 campaign before making the move permanent in 2013.
A club statement added: “He has not looked back since, cementing his place as captain and earning status as a club legend.
“Primarily a centre-back, Holland has been deployed at right-back and even centre-forward in his time as a Bromley player.
“During the course of last season, Holland made 30 appearances in all competitions, scoring three times.
“Holland will also take up a new role coaching within the club’s Academy ahead of the 2020-21 season.”
Meanwhile, National League fixtures are expected to be released on Tuesday.
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