Ashford United strengthen ahead of crucial run-in

It’s been a busy week for Ashford United off the pitch as their two league games have been bookended by some arrivals and departures at Homelands.

The Nuts & Bolts have signed defender Jake McIntyre from VCD Athletic and forward Laurent Mendy from Whyteleafe as they look to strengthen ahead of the vital season run-in.

Both players were announced by the club on Thursday, as was the news that injured midfielder Sam Hasler has returned to Folkestone Invicta with his one-month loan deal coming to a premature end.

McIntyre and Mendy played under manager Tommy Warrilow at Thamesmead Town, and the United boss believes they will be great additions to the side.

He told the club’s website: “Jake is predominately a left back with a great left foot, he’s 6 foot 3, he’s big and powerful, and also very good in the air, he can also play at centre back or in midfield.

“Laurent comes in having recently played at Greenwich Borough and more recently Whyteleafe, he’s a very talented player who we can utilise in more than one position if we need to, he can play more forward as well as midfield.”

He continued: “Both of these players have really good ability and great attitudes which is exactly what I want for this dressing room. Fans know that I won’t just bring in anyone for the sake of it, they have to be right and these are exactly that.

“Securing these two players will only strengthen us as a squad, and with 8 games to go, we need to be at our best and making sure we aren’t short of players for the final run in.”

Both players made their debuts in last Saturday’s game against East Grinstead where United made it three wins in a row in the league.

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