Steyning snap up keeper Abbott

JPCT-CTSPORT Steyning Town's Mike Abbott
JPCT-CTSPORT Steyning Town's Mike Abbott

NEW Steyning Town boss Richard Whittington has made former goalkeeper Mike Abbott his first signing.

Abbott was at Sussex County League Division One Hassocks last season and his previous clubs include Burgess Hill, Arundel, Southwick and Mile Oak.

The 30-year-old stopper was at the Shooting Field three seasons ago, and is delighted to be back. He said: “There has been many changes and improvements within the club over the past 12 months which is why I am looking to be part of it again.”

Whittington, meanwhile, a former goalkeeper himself, says Abbott will be the first of many new faces.

“Mike is a fantastic signing for us,” he added.