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15th June 2007 14:28

1 JUNE 2007

Kettering Town are delighted to announce the signing of 21 year old midfielder Callum Lloyd today.

Nottingham-born Lloyd came through the ranks at Mansfield Town, and scored four goals in 41 appearances for the League Two club.


It is reported that the Poppies one of only four full time clubs in the Conference North / South have been chasing Callum over the last two to three weeks, and fought off competition from two Conference Clubs for his signature.

Manager Mark Cooper was reported to be delighted with the capture and said " I was aware and was reccomended the lad a couple of seasons ago when I was at Tamworth. and we then took John Baptiste on loan and Callum never came to us, and then at the back end of last season a scout pointed Callum out to me again having seen him play for Stags, and I deceided to ring Billy, and it all went from there.

Callum had been approached by a couple of Conference Clubs but chose Poppies as we are geographically nearer to his Nottingham home and we already have Darren Caskey and Westcarr who live in Nottingham also so i think that helped us to get him here.

Callum wanted more 1st Team Football and lets hope he can get it here
Gritton Signs For Macc

Martin Gritton has become Macclesfield manager Paul Ince's first signing of the summer.

The striker was one of five players released by Lincoln at the end of the season but has wasted little time in finding his next club.

Gritton has signed a two-year contract with Macclesfield and Ince is expecting the 29-year-old to aid The Silkmen in the goalscoring department.

"Martin has a proven track-record of scoring goals at this level and that combination of experience and knowing where the goal is was something I was looking for," Ince told the club's official website. "Successful teams usually have one or two players who bang in 15 or 20 goals in a season. That was something missing last year and I'm hoping that Martin can fill that role for me."

Evening Post, 15 June 2007

Mansfield boss Bill Dearden today tipped Callum Lloyd to excel in the Conference North after the midfielder's move to Kettering.

Lloyd, 21, came through the ranks at Field Mill but was released at the end of last season.

The Nottingham-born player has now linked up with the Poppies, bossed by former Exeter and Birmingham midfielder Mark Cooper.

Dearden reckons Lloyd will shine at that level - because he was unlucky not to earn another deal at Mansfield.

"Mark Cooper phoned me about Callum and I told him to take him because he is a super kid," said Dearden.

"He was very unfortunate to be put on a free transfer, but I just thought we had enough in midfield.

"Callum has not played much senior football while I have been back at the club but he is capable and I'm sure he will do a good job there."

Lloyd will link up with former Notts County midfielder Darren Caskey.

The Poppies just missed out on promotion to the Conference last season, finishing second behind champions Droylsden.


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