Bishop`s Stortford have added to their squad ahead of the New Year`s Day derby against Chelmsford City.

The Blues have signed forward Shomari Barnwell on loan from National League side Dagenham & Redbridge until the 28th January 2017.

Barnwell is a forward who joined the Daggers in October 2016 and signed a contract until June 2018.

The 21-year-old was first noticed by the Daggers after playing in the Essex Senior League with promoted Bowers & Pitsea last season.

And after scoring 4 goals for Bowers in the Ryman League Division One North this season, manager John Still swooped to bring him to Victoria Road in October.

Also moving to the ProKit UK Stadium is 19-year-old central defender Manny Adebowale.

Adebowale joins from Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division side Hayes & Yeading United, for whom he signed for in September 2016 and has made fifteen appearances.

He started out in the youth system at West Ham United before moving into the same system at Sheffield United as a first-year scholar in 2014.

He is an athletic centre-back who likes to bring the ball out of defence and he spent time in the non-League game last season while on loan to both Sheffield FC and Goole AFC in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League First Division South.

A third recruit is 32-year-old Italian defender Antonio Lazzari.

Born in Venezia, Lazzari has played mostly in Serie C and D with the likes of Chioggia Sottomarina, where he had two spells, Vigontina, Union Quinto, where he spent four seasons, and Giorgione.


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