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GILES COKE SIGNS
18th March 2005 14:41


CHAD website, 17Mar05
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Palmer has begun to draw up plans for next season.

"We have already decided to offer Adam Rundle a deal as well as the Kingstonian midfielder Giles Coke.
"Giles is only 18 but playing in a man's league. He is physically fit and strong and he can deal with the football. With a pre-season and some coaching behind him we feel we can make him better and that's the type of player we want to work with."

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mansfieldtown.net
As the transfer deadline for 2004/05 looms Carlton Palmer has had his sights on a number of players but does not know yet whether or not changes will be made before the deadline date on Thursday next week.

"... we have offered trialist Giles Coke from Kingstonian a contract. He is an eighteen year old that has impressed already and we feel that with some coaching he can become great player.

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Taken from kingstonian.net:
Giles Coke has signed for football league side Mansfield Town after impressing boss Carlton Palmer whilst on trial at Field Mill a couple of weeks ago.The club would like to thank Giles for his outstanding contribution and dedication over the course of this season and wish him all the best for the future.
Still only 18 years old,the midfielder has a bright future according to K's boss Scott Steele: "He's a good box-to-box player.I think he's good enough to play at a higher level than League Two but Mansfield could be a good stepping stone for him."

Meanwhile,Mansfield have agreed to play the K's in a pre-season friendly at Kingsmeadow.A date for this fixture will be annouced at a later stage.
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More Giles Coke information from kingstonian.net:

He was born on Tuesday 3rd June 1986.
A tall player with a classy game,Giles caught the eye of a number of football league scouts and was signed up by QPR where he featured in their reserve side.Since joining K's has made an instant impression with his driving play from middle.He has made 33 appearance this season,scoring six goals.He has also received nine yellow cards and been sent off once this season.

Name: Giles Coke
Position: Midfielder
Signed from: Queens Park Rangers
Date of birth: Tuesday 3rd June 1986

Kingstonian career
Kingstonian debut: Tuesday 24th August 2004
v Salisbury City
Appearances: 33
Goals: 6

Profile
A tall player with a classy game, Giles caught the eye of a number of football league scouts and was signed up by QPR where he featured in their reserve side. Since joining K's has made an instant impression with his driving play from the middle.
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Note: He has a brother, also at the K's :

Jonathan Coke
Position: Defender
Signed from: Walton & Hersham
Date of birth: Sunday 28th March 1982

Kingstonian career
Kingstonian debut: Monday 30th August 2004
v Yeading
Appearances: 13 (plus 4 as substitute)
Goals: 0

Profile
A strong player comfortable across the back line signed from Walton & Hersham after impressing over the summer. Previously with Ashford Town. Older brother of midfielder Giles.

 

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