Return of Callander and Bantick heads up summer business
LUKE CALLANDER’S popular return to Scraley Road is the highlight of some decent business in the transfer market for Heybridge so far this summer.
Callander ‘came home’ this month after finishing the last campaign at Bishop’s Stortford, who were relegated from National League South.
The striker scored 92 goals in 144 appearances for Heybridge before joining Chelmsford in 2013.
Swifts boss Jody Brown has also boosted his attacking options by bringing in former Chelmsford, Stortford and Cheshunt forward Joshua Fagbohun.
Highly-rated centre-half Ryan Henshaw has joined after racking up more than 300 appearances with Sudbury, who were relegated from the Ryman Premier last season.
Winger Sam Bantick has also returned to the Swifts. The former Brentwood star finished last season with Ryman North promotion-chasing Hornchurch.
Goalkeeper Danny Sambridge, along with defenders Marley Andrews, Phil Anderson and Jack Cawley, and midfielder Lewis Dark, have also be retained, and talks are ongoing with other members of last season’s squad.
The experienced Anderson is likely to break through the 100 appearance mark for Swifts in the coming campaign.
Harry Morgan, who had an impressive loan spell on loan from Chelmsford last season, has also now agreed a permanent switch to Scraley Road.
Teenage striker George Smith has also been promoted to the first team squad after his prolific form with the Development side last season.
And strikers Luke Hornsley and Adam Bolle have left the club.
Former Hullbridge star Hornsley arrived from Grays in January but his chances were limited by injury.
Adam Bolle was signed from Cheshunt and was a regular in the first team since the turn of the year.
The club would like to thank both players for their service and wish them the best of luck for the future.