ROBBIE SIMPSON’S Chelmsford City revolution continued with the announcement that Andy Fennell, Danny Imray and Guy Norton will remain with the Melbourn Community Stadium club.
Frontman Fennell arrived from Coggeshall United last June. The player had previously featured for the Clarets at youth level as well as enjoying a short loan spell with Southern League side Leiston.
After breaking into the City side, Fennell appeared nine times, scoring once. Boss Simpson told www.chelmsfordciityfc.com: “Andy had a really unfortunate season last campaign as he got an injury while out on loan and he was just getting back to full fitness when the season was cancelled. Andy’s got electric pace which I am really excited to see next season and show us again why he is such a big hit with the Chelmsford City fans.”
Right-sided defender, Imray also came through the City youth system and made his debut in the clubs Essex Senior Cup quarter-final clash with Concord Rangers. Five further top-team appearances followed with Simpson commenting: “I’m really pleased that Danny sees the benefit of playing men’s football at this stage of his career and I think his football will only develop when playing alongside experienced players. It also shows that we at Chelmsford City have a real desire to promote youth into the first team.”
Promising left-back, Guy Norton, has agreed on a deal after impressively featuring for the Clarets under 18’s side, much to the delight of Simpson, who is now developing a talented and hungry squad: “Guy is a technically gifted player who has quality on the ball,” he added.
“The next step in his career is to play men’s football so he can develop physically as a player.”
Meanwhile, the player added: “My hopes for this season are to cement my place in the starting eleven as the season goes on.
“I want to enjoy the football I play for the first team and when I get opportunities I will take them with both hands and give all I’ve got for the team, Robbie and myself.”