Position: Midfielder

George Joyce

20 year old utility player George has joined the Ives from Southern League Division One Central high flyers Leighton Town. George began his footballing career in the academy of National League Boreham Wood and since leaving the Wood he has built up plenty of Southern League experience with Kempston Rovers, Aylesbury United, Hitchin Town and AFC Rushden & Diamonds.

Peter Abimbola

19 year old Peter joined the Ives on an initial 28 day loan from Northampton Town in October 2023. The Northampton born youngster is a product of the academy at Sixfields making his first team debut in the Papa John’s Trophy tie against Brighton in November 2021 and going on to sign his first professional contract six months later. Since then he has enjoyed successful loan spells at AFC Rushden & Diamonds and National League Aldershot Town. He now arrives at the quattro-tech Westwood Road looking to further develop his career.  

Carlos Flood

Ex Hashtag United, Brightlingsea Regent and Welwyn Garden City attacking midfielder Carlos is another that has joined the Ives this season to further bolster the attacking options. London based Carlos is a product of the Barnet academy, he also had trials with Charlton Athletic and Ipswich Town before entering into non-league football where he has found a happy knack of scoring goals from midfield.

Dan Barton

First year professional Dan joins the Ives on an initial one month loan from League One Cambridge United. A wide midfielder with an ability to beat players and can play on either side of the park. He played a major part in the U’s history making FA Youth Cup run last season that only ended in the quarter finals. Dan spent the majority of last season on work experience at St Neots Town and is now looking to make a big step up at quattro tech Westwood Road.

Fernando Bell-Toxtle

Midfield anchor Fernando started his career at Cambridge United and spent some time on loan at St Neots Town. Following his release from Cambridge United, Fernando joined AFC Rushden & Diamonds in the summer of 2017. Later that year he moved to Basford United in order to pursue his university studies at Nottingham Trent University. Whilst in the East Midlands he also spent periods at Grantham Town and Ilkeston Town. Returning to East Anglia following his graduation he rejoined AFC Rushden & Diamonds and was a key member of their squad before moving on to Ives local Southern League rivals Royston Town in summer 2022.

Luke Harris

Another released by a League One club, this time Peterborough United exciting 20 year old Luke is an all action midfielder who has returned to the Ives having spent the second half of last season at quattro-tech Westwood Road on loan from the Posh.  Luke progressed through the Posh Academy to earn a professional contract at London Road representing the club at under 23 level and catching the eye with some impressive performances. He is one who will be looking to impress with Ives to earn himself a move back into the Football League.

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Kellan Hickinson

20 year old attacking midfielder Kellan will be familiar to Ives supporters having spent part of last season on loan from Peterborough United at the Quattro tech Westwood Road. Having spent his development years working his way up through the Posh academy and eventually representing the club at Under 23 level he was released at the end of last season and Ricky has swiftly picked him up to increase his midfield options.

Myles Cowling

Having spent last season a season long loan at quattro-tech Westwood Road exciting combative midfielder Myles has now become an Ives player following his release from League One Cambridge United. He signed his first professional contract with the U’s in July 2022 but found his early time at the Abbey Stadium interrupted by injury and will miss the early part of this season having had an operation to try an overcome a recurring shin problem. Once fully fit we can again look forward to him making a very big impression in a central midfield role.

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Greg Kaziboni

Greg is an experienced midfielder, who joined the Ives from Nuneaton Borough during 2021/22 season.  He started his career at Northampton Town making his football league debut against Gillingham in January 2011.  After being released by the Cobblers, he joined Corby Town and then had two spells with National North league side, Brackley Town.  He has enjoyed further spells at the likes of Banbury United, Tamworth, AFC Rushden & Diamonds and Stratford Town before signing for the Ives.

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Ty Ward

Ty, 24, is a midfielder and a familiar face to fans at the Quattro-Tech Westwood Road Stadium having played 35 games for the Ives over the 2018/19 and 2019/20 seasons before departing to step four Barton Rovers.  He had a brief spell at the start of 2021/22 season at Hungerford Town before returning to the Ives. His previous clubs include Hemel Hempstead Town, AFC Rushden & Diamonds, Colney Heath, Dunstable Town and Chesham United.

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Michael Richens

28 year old midfielder Michael started his career in the youth system at Peterborough United. During his period with the Posh he spent time on loan at Histon, Nuneaton, Whitehawk and Bishop’s Stortford before making two appearances in the football league for the Stevenage both during another loan spell in September 2014. He returned to the Boro as a permanent signing early the following year but soon moved on and spent time at Farnborough, Hemel Hempstead Town and Biggleswade Town before arriving at Kettering Town in 2017 where he became club captain and lead the Poppies to promotion into National League North making 84 appearances and scoring eight goals along the way. He also spent a brief spell in 2019/20 season on loan at Ives Southern League Premier Division Central rivals Nuneaton Borough. A natural leader he brings strength and stability to the middle of the park for the Ives.

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Edmund Hottor

Hugely experienced Ed is a Ghanaian midfielder who made three senior appearances for Italian side Triestina before joining AC Milan in January 2010. Whilst never making a senior appearance for the Italian giants in his six years at the club he had loan spells with lower level Italian sides Lanciano, Nocerina and Venezia. In January 2016 he signed for Inter Milan and whilst, as at AC Milan, not making a senior appearance for his parent club he had loan spells with Portuguese sides Athletico CP and AD Fafe before playing 2017/18 season for Maltese club Sliema Wanderers. Had a brief spell with Kettering Town in 2018/19 before joining Banbury United in November 2018 and moving to Ives a year later. He has quickly made himself a favourite with the Ives fans for his never say die attitude.

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