Ricky Griggs has signed for another season at Brightlingsea Regent; the full back who can play numerous positions is only just short of 300 appearances for the club.
Amar Lewis is a central midfielder or wide player who last season played for Stowmarket Town in the Thurlow Premier Division where he made 36 appearances scoring 8 goals.
Regent Boss Tom Rothery had this to say of the latest addition and Griggs committing for another season “Ricky is a massive player for us and I really believe when Ricky is fit he makes us a much better team.
He’s an excellent full back and last season when he was in the team our results were better than when he wasn’t, unfortunately he had a frustrating time with injuries and missed more games than we would have liked which is never nice when this happens.
I have genuine sympathy for Ricky as I know how professional he is on and off the pitch and how committed he is to his football and rehab work when he is injured.
Hopefully he will have a little more luck next season; it will be huge for us if we can get Ricky playing more games although he did still manage to be involved in 31 League games but if we can increase that it will have a really positive impact on the team, he’s also a local lad who lives a minute from the ground and played most of his football for Brightlingsea Regent at youth and senior level so again he can help settle in the new players and show them what this club is about .
Amar is another young player with a good pedigree; he was scouted by West Ham and Chelsea when playing in Bermuda and has also spent time with Barnet since moving to England.
He had a good season at Stowmarket last season and is a very energetic midfielder who again can play a number of positions so I think he will add more competition to the squad and coming up to 20 years of age he’s another player that hopefully we can mould and develop.
With Amar and Ricky signing that’s pretty much all the business done now with one academy player still to announce and a few players coming back in pre-season it’s good to get it done early so we can concentrate now on the upcoming season and I’m happy with what we’ve been able to do”.
Updated 12:27 - 11 Jun 2018 by Tony Osborne