Town sign experienced midfielder Kennett

W16826H14''Worthing v Eastbourne Town Football Monday
W16826H14''Worthing v Eastbourne Town Football Monday

Steyning Town have signed hugely-experienced former Worthing captain Paul Kennett.

The central midfielder, who can also play at centre-back, agreed to join The Shooting Field side this week and made his debut in Town’s 4-2 extra-time defeat to Crowborough in the Sussex RUR Cup last night.

Kennett, who lives in Steyning, retired at Worthing midway through last season after making more than 400 appearances at the Ryman League club.

The former Lewes player has agreed to helping out Town whenever he is able available, much to the delighted of manager John Suter.

He said: “He made a real difference last night even though he isn’t fit as he hasn’t played since April.

“We signed him on to help out and there is no guarantee he will play every game, but with no Ben Greer or Ash Finch it’s very handy.

“He’s a great player to have around the place as he gives off a good impression and gives advice and help to other players.

“He’s had a fine career and it’s good to have him around.”