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Bittner returns to Old Sarum
EX-Salisbury City goalkeeper James Bittner has re-joined the club as a player/coach.
The goalkeeper, making more than 85 appearances for the Whites from 2007 to 2010, has been snapped up by boss Mikey Harris after finishing a short-term deal with Newport County at the beginning of this season.
Bittner, 31, has played at the likes of AFC Bournemouth, Forest Green Rovers, Exeter City, Torquay United, Woking and Hereford United during his career.
Harris, who now has cover for number one custodian Will Puddy, said: “It’s magnificent news that James is returning to the club.”
“He’s a great goalkeeper with a wealth of experience at this level. “As well as signing as a player, James will be joining my back room staff as goalkeeping coach. I am always looking to move the club forward, and with goalkeeping being a very specialist position, it was vital to bring someone in to this area.
“James’ arrival will benefit both Will and Monty George. It’s exciting for me as manager to have competition for this role and I am looking forward to working with James.”
Bittner, on his arrival to the Ray Mac, said: “It’s great to be back at the Ray Mac.”
“Hopefully I can play my part in helping Mikey keep moving the club forward.”
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