Thursday 22nd December 2005

Slade Green delve into transfer market

Slade Green boss Phil Miles has this week confirmed that the Kentish Observer League club plan to make three additional signings to the current playing staff before they return to action in the new year, writes Stephen McCartney.

Speaking on the club's website, Miles revealed: "We are currently in transfer talks with one player and have also tabled official seven day approaches for two others.

"We hope to have all three players on board by the turn of the year but in all honesty there is no immediate rush for the relevant paperwork to be completed as both the first and reserve teams are not in action until the 7th January."

Having picked up seven points from their last last three games, Green will be bolstered with the return of midfielder Micky Bradley, who will have completed his 35-day suspension along with Tony Gallagher who missed their last game - a 2-2 draw at Erith & Belvedere - due to work commitments.

Meanwhile, their top-scorer Glenn McTaggart should be fit for their trip to Hythe Town on 7th January, having limped off with a hamstring strain late in their game at Park View Road.

And former Cray Wanderers midfielder Robert Browning has followed former Slade Green coach Peter Little to local rivals Erith Town.

A statement issued on their website said: "Robert informed manager Phil Miles just three hours before our game with Herne Bay that he was going to watch Erith's game with Thamesmead, having promised both Phil Miles and Terry Malin just three days earlier that no matter what he would be available for selection following Erith's official seven day approach.  What price loyalty? Is there such a thing? It makes you sick!"

* Slade Green have no games over the festive period