Poppies complete first summer signings

Former Peterborough United forward Jevani Brown has signed for Kettering Town. Picture by Peter Short
Former Peterborough United forward Jevani Brown has signed for Kettering Town. Picture by Peter Short

Kettering Town have completed their first three summer signings as they gear up for the new surroundings of the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division.

The Poppies have snapped up former Solihull Moors defender Dominic Langdon, who was born in Kettering, and ex-Forest Green Rovers and Hayes & Yeading United forward Saul Williams.

And, completing a hat-trick of new arrivals for boss Marcus Law, Kettering have also signed former Peterborough United youngster Jevani Brown, who is also a striker.

Poppies boss Law said: “Lads like Jevani and Saul have been on that path to becoming a professional footballer and have had the fall into the non-League game.

“They have realised that there are thousands of footballers like them who are trying to find their feet.

“They both trust me and they trust the club. They want to reach the higher tiers and they want to do it with Kettering.

“Dom will be a good personality to have around the club. Fans may not know much about him but he is from round the corner.

“He is a local boy who wants to help his local club and he also has a lot of experience from the level above the one we are in now.

“He is a humble and can come across as reserved. He wants to help Kettering get back to where they once were and he has the know-how to help make it happen.”

The three new signings have been backed up by the news that six of last season’s Division One Central title-winning squad have also agreed to stay at Latimer Park.

Player-of-the-year Brett Solkhon, Elliot Sandy, Gary Mulligan, last season’s captain Steve Kinniburgh, Jamie McAlindon and Andy Gooding have all agreed terms with the club for the new campaign while Dubi Ogbonna and Reubus Richard-Noel are under contract.

Don’t miss full reaction and more Poppies news in Thursday’s Northamptonshire Telegraph