Young defender/defensive midfielder Ben is no stranger to Westwood Road having enjoyed a successful loan spell with the Ives from Southern League Central rivals Kettering Town in 2018-19 season. Prior to joining the Poppies in July 2017 he had learnt his trade in the youth and academy teams at Northampton Town having joined the Cobblers at the tender age of nine. His debut for Kettering was at Westwood Road in a 4-3 win for the Poppies in September 2017. On leaving Kettering he joined local rivals Peterborough Sports at the start of 2019/20 season and had made ten appearances for the Turbines this season prior to joining Ives in November. He offers manager Ricky Marheineke a quality addition to his defensive options.