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Salt, Hare and Cooke commit to the Daniels cause

Stamford AFC new signings. Photo: Lee Hellwing (2517943)
Stamford AFC new signings. Photo: Lee Hellwing (2517943)

Stamford have made a triple defensive swoop to kick-start their summer signing spree.

Defenders Chris Salt, Taron Hare and Jordon Cooke have all put pen-to-paper for the Evo-Stik League Division One East side.

Salt and Hare have both featured for the Daniels in the past while Cooke has moved to the Zeeco Stadium from North Ferriby United.

Cooke has previously played for Scunthorpe, Doncaster Rovers and Lincoln City while both Hare and Salt will be familiar faces to the Daniels fans.

Centre-half Salt was part of Stamford’s side that reached the first round of the FA Cup before moving on to higher level Gainsborough Trinity.

Hare made 10 appearances for the Daniels in 2016 when on loan from York City. He then moved onto North Ferriby and has had spells at Boston United and Gainsborough.

Stamford boss Graham Drury commented: “Taron can play anywhere across the back four and he’s a strong, powerful and athletic runner.

“He really enjoyed playing for Stamford on loan and we have been in contact since he left. I am chuffed to have the chance to work with him again because he wants to show the fans how good he is.

“Jordon will bring a winning mentality to the club. He’s a strong aggressive player who can also play across the back four. He loves keeping clean sheets.

“Chris Salt was so good for us in the FA Cup run. He loved the club and, if we can get him back to his best, then we will have a good player.

“These players are all good ages and this is what we are trying to build by signing players that can take us up the levels.”

Drury has also strengthened his management team by adding the experienced duo of Jordan Smith and Jon Challinor as player coaches.

He explained: “It’s great to promote from within the club and Jord and Challs are two senior players stepping up to support me and Danny Hussey with coaching, etc.

“They are two very good ambassadors of the club who are respected by all. I see these lads as being managers or coaches for this club at some point and, if I can help them along the way, it will be a pleasure to do so.”

Stamford AFC new signings. Photo: Lee Hellwing (2517949)
Stamford AFC new signings. Photo: Lee Hellwing (2517949)

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