Bromley sign former Maidenhead United defender Jake Goodman

Friday 08th June 2018

BROMLEY manager Neil Smith has enticed central defender Jake Goodman to join the club from their Vanarama National League rivals Maidenhead United.

The 25-year-old was born in Bexley and was part of Millwall’s youth set-up and in 2011 was awarded his first professional contract by then manager Kenny Jackett, amidst interest from Premier League side Newcastle United.

During his time with the Lions, Goodman had loan spells at Staines Town, Luton Town, Aldershot Town and AFC Wimbledon.

Following his departure from Millwall, he signed for Margate, spending a season in the National League South, before making the step up to the National League with Braintree Town for the 2016-17 season.

Goodman spent last season with Maidenhead United, making 43 appearances in all competitions, scoring twice, and helping the Berkshire outfit to an impressive 12th place finish in their first National League season.

Goodman told “I feel fantastic! I’m really happy we’ve managed to get the deal done early and get back into full time football, which I’ve missed for a few years now. It’s great that Bromley have given me the opportunity to get back to it and I can’t wait to get started!”

Smith added: “I’m really pleased. We’ve kept an eye on Jake for a while now. He’s a local lad and we know him well from his Millwall days, and from when we’ve come up against him from his time at Maidenhead and Braintree.

“He’s been keen to return to full-time football and we’re pleased to give him that opportunity. I’m sure he’ll be a great addition to the squad and help to provide plenty of competition for places at the back.”

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