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Pope agrees Stratton move

Newly-appointed Long Stratton manager Adam Burroughs has secured the services of one of his former team-mates.

NEW SIGNING: Pope has joined Long Stratton
NEW SIGNING: Pope has joined Long Stratton

Solomon Pope, who played alongside Burroughs at Diss Town, agreed to join the Hadley & Ottaway Anglian Combination Premier Division side on Monday evening.

The full-back had been without a club since leaving the Tangerines, but Burroughs believes he has rediscovered his hunger for the game.

“When I went over as a coach at Stratton last season, Solly was one of the first people I contacted about coming over,” said the boss.

“He had just left Diss at the time and his knee was playing up a little bit so he did not want to commit.

“But thankfully, after pestering him for a while, he agreed to come training and has now signed on for next season.

“He has Thurlow Nunn experience and that is only going to help us to improve.

“We are a young side and while Solly is far from being old, he has plenty of experience.

“I know him well and know what he is going to bring to the team.

“He asks a lot of himself and I like that in a player.

“He is hungry to get back playing football after a little spell away, and that is to our advantage.”

Stratton begin their pre-season fixtures at Bungay Town on July 20, before they travel to take on Diss four days later.

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