Double swoop for Whitstable
WHITSTABLE Town manager Justin Luchford has spoken of changes both on and off the field that he's convinced can make the Oystermen a force to be reckoned with in Division One South.
The Belmont boss confirmed that not only has Ian Pulman rejoined the club from Kent rivals Ramsgate, as reported last week, but that Folkestone Invicta legend Micheal Everitt has also signed up.
"It's been a very hard but productive month," said Luchford.
"We saw hints of what this club can achieve towards the end of last season, but there were certain areas that needed addressing.
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"The signing of Pulman and Everitt show we are moving in the right direction.
"We know what we're going to get with Pully. He's one of the most prolific strikers in the league and it's clear he loves the club. He's a great lad and wants to kick on. I'm delighted he wants to do it with Whitstable."
It's believed Pulman took a slight pay cut to join.
"He's a class act and it's my aim to get him buzzing in front of goal alongside Stuart Vahid."
Luchford is also excited about the arrival of Everitt, who made more than 500 appearances for Folkestone.
"Once he decided to leave Invicta he probably got a call from every other club in Kent," reckoned Luchford.
"He's a born leader who gives 100 per cent. He will be a great addition to the club."
Of the current Town squad, Laurence Harvey, Scott Heard, Vahid and Stuart Wisker are all staying put.
There are also a number of changes to Luchford's backroom staff, with Bill Friend and Scott Davenport arriving. Luchford worked with both at Faversham.
"It's great news. They will add strength to the back-room team."
Also joining, as head of football development, is Ian Greaves.
Luchford said: "He will look at the club structure and make sure we are identifying best local talent."