To keep David Gregory and Jordan Higgs at the club is fantastic, says Bromley boss Neil Smith
WEMBLEY BOUND Bromley have received a massive boost ahead of their big day with the news that two of their players have signed new contracts to stay at Hayes Lane.
Neil Smith leads out his home-town club at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 20 May (16:15) in The Buildbase FA Trophy Final against Brackley Town and confirmed that goalkeeper David Gregory, 23, and versatile player Jordan Higgs, 21, will be Bromley players again next season.
SAFE HANDS: Bromley boss Neil Smith has kept goalkeeper David Gregory at Hayes Lane for a second season.
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Gregory, who lives in Biggin Hill, has made the number one spot his own, having joined from Cambridge United last summer and is the only Bromley player to have appeared in every single league fixture this term.
Gregory told www.bromleyfc.tv: “I’m really excited to have signed for another year. It’s been what I’ve wanted to do since Christmas. I was pleased to get plenty of games under my belt since joining last year and I hope to continue that into next season.”
Alongside Gregory and captain Jack Holland, who signed a new two-year deal back in February, Higgs has also put pen to paper.
Higgs, who has played in numerous positions this season and cemented a regular place in the team throughout the campaign, is a product of the club’s Academy and has been coached by Smith for a number of years.
Higgs was delighted to extend his stay at the club he has represented since the age of 13.
“I’m happy to have signed again and be a part of the journey this club is on,” said Higgs.
“I’ve come through the youth system here and it’s been really exciting to see the progress of the club has made during that time. I’m confident the future is bright for Bromley.”
Manager Smith, who is preparing his squad to face third-placed Vanarama National League North finishers Brackley Town on the hallowed Wembley turf, said: “I’m really pleased to keep them both. Jordan’s had a fantastic season so far and hopefully that will continue into The FA Trophy Final.
“David has come in and really established himself. He’s played every game and kept 20 clean sheets. Hopefully he can make that 21 come Saturday week!
“To keep Jordan and David is fantastic for the club and I’m sure they’ll continue to develop with us.”
Bromley finished their 46-match Vanarama National League campaign in ninth-place, the club’s highest ever finish in their 125-year history.
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