8th Dec, 2016

New Coventry Sphinx boss welcomes new additions ahead of 2016/17 campaign

Steve Carpenter 14th Jul, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

SPHINX boss Stuart Dutton has been making moves in the transfer market this summer and he has expressed his delight after landing a major coup in the shape of sought after striker Mitch Thomson.

Thomson moves to Sphinx Drive carrying an injury from last season but Dutton is confident the striker can still do a job for the Midland Premier Division club.

Dutton has also secured the services of Nuneaton Griff player of the year Danny Harris, centre back Sam Delaney and goalkeeper Chris Brain.

Midfielder Chris Johnston, right-back Reece Blackmore and fellow defender Kieran McCalla have also put pen-to-paper on new deals.

“Danny Harris is a major signing for us,” said Dutton. “To be player of the year for a club who had a very good season says he must be doing something right.

“Whenever I have seen him play he has impressed me so it’s a great signing for the club.

“Sam Delaney has come with great recommendations from former manager Robbie Banks. He’s still a young kid with a lot to learn but the potential is great and who better to learn from than Brights.

“Chris Brain is a very good keeper who has played at a good level so it will be good competition between him and Scott.

“Chris Johnston is a strong battling midfielder who doesn’t shy away from a battle. It’s a step up for him but I am sure he will rise to the challenge.

“I had Reece with me at Copeswood and he was one of the players that stood out for me, he’s great in the tackle and comfortable on the ball with great energy and a never say die attitude.

“Kieran has signed from Pilkington XXX and is a great defender who is good in the air and has a good turn of pace. He’s another who took my eye from Midland League 1.

“I still have a few irons in the fire and hopefully in the next 2 weeks I’ll convince a few more to join us and improve on last seasons campaign.”