Clapton CFC men’s first team add three new names to squad

Clapton CFC men’s first team squad from last season has been kept intact, with three extra names added. 

Former Brighton & Hove Albion Academy and Whitehawk youth striker Fred Taylor, 27, has joined after impressing on trial. 

Taylor has played in games against Estudiantes, Catholic United and FC United of Manchester, though he was listed as a trialist.

Fred Taylor on the attack at FCUM

Meanwhile young winger Troy Cleghorn has stepped up from the men’s development team, where he was named most improved player of the season last year.

Cleghorn, 21, was involved in all seven of the first team’s pre-season friendlies, scoring against Estudiantes and Dunmow Town.

Troy Cleghorn in action at FC United of Manchester

Finally, someone who will need no introduction to Clapton fans from the pre-CCFC era, James Briggs, has put pen to paper ahead of the new season.

Midfield general Briggsy, a dead ball specialist and pitch perfect passer, played as a trialist for CCFC against Cuffley where he pinged one off the crossbar.

Arthur Wright scored at FCUM

They are the only three new faces thus far, but many fans won’t have seen much of Arthur Wright either, who signed earlier this year and played in the post-season Super 6 League games and pre-season.

Wright, 28, can play out wide or centrally as an attacking midfielder, and scored twice against Cuffley and the opener against FC United of Manchester.

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