Shildon AFC is delighted to announce the signing of two new players. Both arrive from Sunderland RCA, with Max Allen being a midfielder/defender, and Keaton Marrs, a goalkeeper.
Max has played at Sunderland RCA since 2019 having joined them from Newcastle United U18’s. He is a player who is comfortable in a number of positions in both defence and midfield.
Keaton is a goalkeeper who has been with Sunderland RCA since 2020 with his previous clubs including Morpeth Town AFC, IFK Mora in Sweden, Mansfield Town FC, Middlesbrough FC and Newcastle United FC.
Shildon AFC Manager, Chris Hughes, commented: “We are delighted to bring Keaton and Max to the club. Keaton will be a replacement for Matty Bateman. We expect Keaton to push Harrison for a starting place this season and it will give him a chance to work with us with a view to the goalkeeping position next season.
Everyone at Shildon would like to wish Matty the best as he leaves the club to secure first team football elsewhere. We have supported Matty to make this move happen as quick as possible so he can make the most of the remainder of this season. It is a shame that he is leaving as we all know the potential he has to be a top keeper in the future.
Max is someone we have been tracking for a while now and were looking at him to be a key summer signing for us. Due to the unfortunate circumstances at Sunderland RCA, we have been able to make this happen earlier than planned. Max can play in multiple positions and will bring further quality to the squad. He is the type of character we want at the club and I am sure supporters will enjoy watching him play for Shildon”.
Both players go into squad immediately and are available for selection at Saturday’s away game against Ossett United FC.
Shildon AFC would like to put on record their thanks to Rob Jones and Sunderland RCA for their help in these matters.