aggborough news
30th april 2002 
Harriers hat-trick of signings

Three players have today signed new contracts, including Scott Stamps who many thought was on his way to Cheltenham.

The first to sign was top scorer Ian Foster who agreed to stay at the club for another year and at the same time has spoken out in support of new manager, Ian Britton.

Speaking to the official website today he said:
"I think you only had to look at the effort the lads have put in since he took over.
There’s a spring in the step of some lads who didn’t have a good time with the previous manager (Jan Molby).

We’re certainly behind him and I have personally proved that by signing a contract here".

Ian Britton responded by saying:
"Fozzie wanted to stay and I wanted to keep him here.
We all know what he is capable of when he is on top form and I want to see him produce that next season".

Rookie keeper John Danby was the next to sign up for a year but this was expected because he's the only other goalie, apart from Stuart Brock and apprentices, that we had.

Britton also commented on Danby saying:
"John has done well in our youth and reserve sides and has all the attributes of a good goalkeeper.
He has now got the chance to train full-time with experienced players and he should benefit from this."

The third and final signing today was that of full back Scott Stamps.

He has been linked with Cheltenham in recent weeks but has now decided that his future lies with the Harriers.

Stamper has signed a two year deal and afterwards he said:
"I love it here and I've always said I never wanted to leave.
There's an excellent spirit within the camp and I'm sure we can finish a little higher up the league next season.

I know we haven't got the biggest playing budget, stadium or crowds in this division, but on our day we can live with anyone in this league.

I'm looking forward to next season."

That just leaves Richie Appleby.

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