Nine more join the rapid rebuild at Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 16:35 14 January 2019

Former Royston Town man Romelle Alomenu is one of the new faces at a vastly-changed Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Former Royston Town man Romelle Alomenu is one of the new faces at a vastly-changed Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

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Dean Barker's rapid rebuild of Welwyn Garden City shows no sign of stopping as a whopping nine more players head to Herns Lane.

The new Citizens boss only took over at the Southern League Division One Central club on Friday night, after being offered the job as replacement for Adam Fisher who resigned a day earlier.

His departure saw the vast majority of the first-team squad leave as well forcing a postponement of Saturday’s game with league leaders Peterborough Sports.

But with WGC’s next game tomorrow (Tuesday), at home to Sutton Coldfield Town, Barker has had to move quickly.

Midfield man Isaac Ebelebe and defender Jack Humphrey come in on dual-registration from Wingate & Finchley, one of Barker’s former clubs, with the pair having played a combined 53 times at step three.

More step three experience comes in the shape of defender Romelle Alomenu who counts Royston Town and Northwood, another of Barker’s old teams, as former employers.

Former QPR junior Lewis Todd is a goalkeeper whose last club was Chalfont St Peter while ex-Cheshunt defender Dylan Ebengo also makes the move.

Jordan Edwards and Harry Andic both join from Bostik League Premier Division league leaders Haringey Borough with the pair having scored 20 goals between them in the Development North league.

Midfielder Ashley Smith brings with him a host of experience with clubs such as Maidenhead United and Hampton & Richmond Borough while the last signing, Ben Anderos, will also double up as first-team coach.

Chris Stead will also join the backroom as goalkeeping coach.

Taishan Griffith was announced earlier as Barker’s first signing while Jay Rolfe, Ben Spaul, Jon Sexton, Dave Keenleyside and Ashley Kersey are all set to remain at the club for the short term.

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