Northwood FC manager Simon Lane has started his rebuilding job at Northwood Park by bringing back club legend Brad Hewitt.

Hewitt has previously chalked up 190 appearances for the club, scoring 22 goals, and the talented central defender worked with the new gaffer during a highly successful period at Wingate and Finchley. He played at Boreham Wood before his first spell at Chestnut Avenue, and has also appeared for Dunstable Town, Biggleswade Town, Slough Town, Burnham, Beaconsfield and Hemel Hempstead.

Manager Lane enthused: “We have a big job of rebuilding here and to get someone like Brad back to the club says a lot, I think, about where we’d like to go over time. He was superb for me previously and his experience will be paramount in helping this extremely young group to progress.

“Hopefully there will be one or two others to announce shortly but generally I’ll go about our business quietly and finalise the details of our pre-season planning in the meantime.”

Lane added a another quality player to his squad in the shape of Harry Newman, formerly with Ryman League Premier Division neighbours Harrow Borough.

Newman, 26, was an integral member of the squad at Earlsmead before leaving at the end of last season.  The new Northwood gaffer acted swiftly to secure the wide player’s signature.

“Harry’s capture is a real coup for the club particularly as he was inundated with offers. I am delighted he has chosen us for football reasons and that is a measure of the man, I believe”, said Lane. “He is a player I have monitored for some time and I’m sure he will fit into our structure and philosophy perfectly.

“What I am starting to realise is that word is getting around locally, North and West London, that if you want to progress your abilities and therefore careers, then Northwood might be a good option this time around.”


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