Aveley have signed defender Joe Russell from Bostik Premier side Lewes.

Russell is a commanding centre-half and featured in Aveley’s friendly against Dartford last Monday. He was also on the bench against table-toppers Basildon United in their 2-1 win.

Millers boss James Webster said of the signing: “Joe was recommended to us by a friend of Roachy’s (James Roach). He’s played Monday against Dartford and after a very impressive performance we was very pleased Joe agreed to join us from Lewes.

“Joe is a 6 foot 2 centre-half with all the attributes that we look for. He talks well, he’s a good leader and is very comfortable in possession; something that is very important to us and our style of play.”

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