Guisborough’s new management team sign four new players from former club Synners

Guisborough Town’s new managerial duo of Ste Bell and Paul Crager have signed a quartet of players from their former club Billingham Synthonia.

The four players are left back Scott Howes, midfielder/defender David Hillerby, former Guisborough forward Ben Jackson and ex-Guisborough goalkeeper James Dawson.

Guisborough Assistant Manager Paul Crager commented:  “Manager Ste and myself are delighted to be reunited with the new players” and below are pictures of the new recruits with resumes of their skills and experience provided by Assistant team boss Paul:

Scott Howes – left back

Pictured above is Scott Howes, a left back whose previous clubs are Newton Aycliffe, Thornaby and Synners.

Despite his relatively young age, Scott actually brings some good Northern League experience with him.

He is a tenacious left back who likes to get forward and create chances. “He is a player me and Ste trust greatly and we are very happy he has agreed to join us at Guisborough Town,” commented Paul.

James Dawson re-joins Guisborough for his second spell at the KGV. Commented Paul: “James is a fantastic shot stopper and communicates well on the field. He has good Northern League experience and we are delighted he has agreed to join us at Guisborough Town. He will be a leader both on and off the field.”

Ben Jackson – wide forward

Ben Jackson is no stranger to Guisborough fans, having spent time with the club previously. Paul said: “We are delighted to see ‘Jacko’ back in a Guisborough shirt. He’s a player we feel has improved immensely under our management over the past couple of years.

“He brings good creativity and always poses a goal threat – we are sure he will become a favourite of the Guisborough fans once again,” added Paul.

Dave Hillerby is another good player with plenty of Northern League experience and who can play in a number of positions.

Paul commented: “We are delighted to welcome Dave to the club. He is a good technical player and will be a leader on and off the pitch. He will bring added competition to the squad.”

Meanwhile, two former Guisborough players – defender Josh Rowbotham and winger Mason McNeill – have also made switches in clubs – re-joining former manager Gary Forster who has been appointed manager at Billingham Synthonia.

Looking ahead to the re-start of the season assuming the current national lockdown is not extended, Guisborough are scheduled to host Liversedge at the KGV in the second round of the Buildbase FA Vase on Saturday, 5 December. It will replace the away league match against Seaham Red Star which was originally scheduled for 5 December.

Guisborough supporters should also note that the Boxing Day match at home to Newcastle Benfield on 26 December will have an early kick-off at 11am.

Guisborough Town stalwarts Kevin Bilham (above left) and Jill Geary recently laid poppy wreaths on behalf of the club at St Nicholas Church to mark Remembrance Day

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