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SALISBURY FC are ready for life in the Southern League Premier South following last season’s successful promotion campaign. Veteran manager Steven Claridge, who has been at the helm of Salisbury since April 2015 and has overseen two promotions, has put together another competitive squad for the new season.

The club has plenty of talent within its ranks to help the side reach even greater heights this term.

Lewis Benson

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Lewis Benson joined Salisbury back in 2016. The midfielder signed from Andover Town where he was the club’s captain and he brought leadership and experience to the Whites when he arrived. In the two seasons Benson has been at the Raymond McEnhill Stadium, he has been one of Claridge’s top performers. Benson has had a good pre-season in preparation for Salisbury FC step-up to the Southern League Premier South. Against an AFC Bournemouth select XI, Benson scored the only goal as Salisbury won, 1-0.

Dan Fitchett

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Claridge lured striker Dan Fitchett to the Raymond McEnhill Stadium this summer after the striker impressed at his former clubs Wealdstone, Aldershot, and Wycombe Wanderers. The 27-year-old most recently played with Wealdstone having signed for the club in 2017. Fitchett is a fantastic goal scorer and plied his trade at Salisbury City not long ago. There, he struck the back of the net 18 times in 48 matches. If you can’t bet on websites such as Bethard, you can still place your bet with your friends to enjoy Dan Fitchett and Salisbury performances!

Matt Partridge

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Centre-back Matt Partridge emerged from Reading’s youth academy. Since leaving Reading in 2014, Partridge has spent much of his career playing in the Football League. The centre-back played for Dagenham, Redbridge and Newport County. He also had three spells at Basingstoke Town. The 6ft 3in central defender will be an asset on set pieces for Salisbury throughout the season.

Marcus Beauchamp

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Former Norwich academy player Marcus Beauchamp signed for Salisbury this summer on a one-year deal. The goalkeeper arrived from Hungerford Town and will be Claridge’s No. 1. That is, if Beauchamp is fit to play. Beauchamp injured his cruciate knee ligament in training and was unable to take part in all of Salisbury’s preseason matches. Beauchamp is expected to play a big part this season once fit.

Pablo Haysham

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Pablo Haysham is another new signing for Claridge this summer after he arrived from Hereford FC. The striker rejected an offer from Hereford in favour of joining Claridge’s newly promoted team. Due to the logistics of Hereford playing in the National League North, Haysham decided he would be better off plundering goals for Claridge and the team. Haysham had played with Hereford since 2015 and previously enjoyed time playing with Didcot and Oxford City. The Spanish striker scored 36 goals in 115 games for Didcot.

George Barker

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Last but not least bonus from the Salisbury FC management, former Brighton and Hove Albion academy player George Barker joined Salisbury in May. The journeyman winger has seen his fair share of clubs. Barker has suited up for Barnet, Newport County, Swindon Town, Tranmere Rovers, Havant and Waterlooville and several others. Barker can play on either wing or as a No. 10 and he brings diversity to the Salisbury team and will give Claridge options in attack.

Salisbury relies on local players to succeed this year as it is difficult to attract the best players from Africa or other continents.