Braintree Town boss Glen Driver has added two more players to his emerging squad and has also added another member to his backroom staff.
Joining the club is 23-year-old striker Jermaine Osei, who was dual-registered with both Bedford and Wealdstone last season.
Driver said: “I’m pleased to announce that we have signed Jermaine Osei. He previously played for Bishop’s Stortford, Hampton & Richmond and Wealdstone, and finished last season playing for Bedford Town, where he scored 16 goals in just 24 appearances.
“Jermaine is a proven goalscorer who likes to get in behind and can also come short to link-up play, he will fit into the way we are looking to play and will add more completion.”
Osei said: “I would just like to say I am delighted to be joining Braintree Town Football Club. Having spoken to Glen on a couple occasions, the ideas he and his management team have and the direction they are looking to take the club is really refreshing to hear! I just can’t wait to get started and show case what I can do because I have unfinished business at this level!”
Also switching to Cressing Road is midfielder Sean Bonnett-Johnson from Potters Bar Town. The 29-year old previously played for St Albans City, Kettering Town, Billericay Town, Dundee, Wealdstone, Kingstonian and Merstham.
Driver was pleased to get him signed up: “Sean is a hard-working central midfield player with a good engine and is very strong. He is happy to play in a holding position or in an attacking role.”
The forthcoming season will see the Iron players tended to by a new club physiotherapist, Hannah Travell, who graduated from The University of East London with a Sport Therapy Bsc (hons) Degree and specialises in injury assessment, rehabilitation support, as well as sports massage.
Travell was looking forward to her new role: “I want to thank Glen and Tony for this opportunity and welcoming me into the club. I am very excited to work alongside the team for the upcoming season. I have worked with Basildon United Football Club who reached promotion to the Bostik League, and last season I worked with Coggeshall United Football Club who finished second in the Thurlow Nunn First Division, both of which have helped me progress to where I am.
“I am looking forward to pushing forward within my career and working alongside what is shaping up to be a fantastic team and I am excited to see what’s to come this season at Braintree Town Football Club.”
She replaces former therapist Tyler Overton, and chairman Lee Harding was quick to thank him for his efforts: “Tyler has worked hard in sometimes awkward circumstances at the club under a number of different management regimes. We thank him for everything he has done and wish him all the very best for the future.”