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Ironton Gets Busy at Citizens
Ironton Gets Busy at Citizens
Nick Ironton, the new manager of Evo-Stik Southern League Division One Central club Welwyn Garden City, has wasted no time in getting down to work and has signed seven players to begin his summer recruitment.
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Ironton has been able to persuade first team stalwarts, skipper Dave Keenleyside, fellow midfielder Jesse Walklin, full-back Jon Sexton and versatile defender Jay Rolfe to re-sign for the new campaign.

 

The adaptable Lee Close, who can play in midfield or defence has re-joined Welwyn, having spent the second half of last season with league rivals Barton Rovers.

 

The 26-year-old also numbers Boreham Wood, Potters Bar Town and AFC Dunstable amongst his other former clubs.

 

George Ironton, son of the manager and Carl Mensah, are also back at the club, having just missed out on promotion from the Spartan South Midlands League last term with Tring Athletic.

 

Ironton, 23, made 50 appearances for the Citizens in 2017/18 and early 2018/19 before joining Tring.

 

The midfielder was previously with Hitchin Town, Arlesey Town, Cockfosters, Barton Rovers and Ware.

 

Mensah, 23, is a centre-back who originally joined Welwyn from Colney Heath in 2015. He returned after a brief spell with Cockfosters in 2017 and then signed for Tring in the summer of 2018.

 

Highly promising young striker Brodie Carrington, 17, a star of the club’s youth side, has now signed first-team forms.

 

Ironton has also assembled his new backroom team at Herns Lane.

 

Three coaches, who all played under the former England semi-professional international when he was in charge at Ware, are joining the ex-Arlesey Town manager at the Citizens.

 

Ex-Hitchin Town, Ware and Hoddesdon Town forward Jon Stevenson, who has managed the under-23s at Ware, comes in as assistant-manager.

 

Former Enfield, Hendon and Ware striker Ricci Crace as been appointed first-team coach and former Ware captain Dave Bastian, takes on the role of fitness and conditioning coach.

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Ironton Gets Busy at Citizens
Ironton Gets Busy at Citizens
Monday 24 June 19 I 08:29:06
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Ironton has been able to persuade first team stalwarts, skipper Dave Keenleyside, fellow midfielder Jesse Walklin, full-back Jon Sexton and versatile defender Jay Rolfe to re-sign for the new campaign.

 

The adaptable Lee Close, who can play in midfield or defence has re-joined Welwyn, having spent the second half of last season with league rivals Barton Rovers.

 

The 26-year-old also numbers Boreham Wood, Potters Bar Town and AFC Dunstable amongst his other former clubs.

 

George Ironton, son of the manager and Carl Mensah, are also back at the club, having just missed out on promotion from the Spartan South Midlands League last term with Tring Athletic.

 

Ironton, 23, made 50 appearances for the Citizens in 2017/18 and early 2018/19 before joining Tring.

 

The midfielder was previously with Hitchin Town, Arlesey Town, Cockfosters, Barton Rovers and Ware.

 

Mensah, 23, is a centre-back who originally joined Welwyn from Colney Heath in 2015. He returned after a brief spell with Cockfosters in 2017 and then signed for Tring in the summer of 2018.

 

Highly promising young striker Brodie Carrington, 17, a star of the club’s youth side, has now signed first-team forms.

 

Ironton has also assembled his new backroom team at Herns Lane.

 

Three coaches, who all played under the former England semi-professional international when he was in charge at Ware, are joining the ex-Arlesey Town manager at the Citizens.

 

Ex-Hitchin Town, Ware and Hoddesdon Town forward Jon Stevenson, who has managed the under-23s at Ware, comes in as assistant-manager.

 

Former Enfield, Hendon and Ware striker Ricci Crace as been appointed first-team coach and former Ware captain Dave Bastian, takes on the role of fitness and conditioning coach.

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