MATCH PREVIEW: BIDEFORD AFC v DUNSTABLE TOWN
Ahead of their Southern Premier League clash with Bideford, Dunstable Town are pleased to announce the signing of three players to help boost their promotion hopes.
Mark Smith, Sean Bonnett-Johnson and Jonathan Edwards have all joined up with the Blues until the end of the season.
Tony Fontenelle said of Smith, a local lad and midfielder: “I thought we looked a little light weight in the middle of the park sometimes, and Mark is a big strong midfielder, he should add a bit of steel to the team.”
Sean Bonnet-Johnson, whose former clubs include Dundee and Kingstonian, with Fontenelle saying: “He’s arrived on a dual registration and he comes in with a lot of high recommendations and he has looked sharp in training.”
And finally, with the likes of Peterborough United and St Albans on his CV, 19 year old striker Jonathan Edwards joins Dunstable Town, with Fontenelle very pleased to land the forward: “The reason for getting him in is I don’t think we have been looking as much of a goal threat over the past few weeks. You look over the past five games, I think the only person to score is Danny Talbot, so we are very pleased to bring in a player of Jonathan’s calibre.”
The Blues take the long journey south to bottom side Bideford this weekend, but the Dunstable boss says his side won’t be going into the match with the sense that they’ve got three points in the bag.
He said: “There won’t be any complacency from the management part, we aren’t on a good run ourselves. I think we are below Bideford in the form table.
“Let’s not forget the journey is a difficult journey, it is no surprise Chesham and Hitchin have travelled down there and only come away with a draw.
“They’re not going to be mugs, I was speaking to their manager earlier on in the season and he said the travelling has killed them this season.”
But Fontenelle is hoping the fresh faces will make the desired impact, as he said: “Hopefully we will be going there a little rejuvenated with the new signings.”
Lee Roache and David Keenleyside are not available for this encounter.
Dunstable travel down to Bideford tomorrow with a 3pm kick-off.