Three new signings for the Ives

Ahead of the game with Mickleover on Saturday, manager Ricky Marheineke has added three new players to the St Ives Town squad. 

Joining on loan from Peterborough United is Kellan Hickinson.  Kellan is an attacking midfielder who has progressed through the Posh Academy. 

Returning to the club on loan from Kettering is Ben Toseland.  Ben, a defender, played for the Ives as recently as last season before moving to Kettering Town during the summer.  In recent weeks, he has seen his appearances restricted for the National League North outfit. 

Also arriving at the Quattro-Tech Westwood Road is James Dadge.  James is an 18-year-old goalkeeper who joins on loan from Northampton Town where he has been a member of their academy. 

The club can also confirm that defender Kane Lewis has left the club.  Despite having a period out with injury, Kane still made 13 appearances for the first team, and the club would like to wish him well for the future. 

Hickinson is currently available for selection for the match at home to Mickleover tomorrow whilst the other two are subject to the necessary paperwork being processed on time. 

Commenting on the additions to the squad Ives Manager Ricky Marheineke said “I think the time is right to bring in some fresh faces.  The last few performances have not been satisfactory.  We are currently 3 games without a win, and we have been conceding two goals in those matches, so I feel it is time to freshen things up.  Kellan Hickinson is a local lad who attended the St Ivo School. His dad manages one of the under 16 teams at the club, so we are delighted to have him.  He is an attacking midfielder, and an exceptional talent and it’s good that the club can now play a part in his career development.  Ben Toseland was with us last year and was voted supporters player of the year.  On the back of that, we were disappointed that he moved on during the summer, so we are very pleased to have him back.  He will add more strength to our defensive options as we have been conceding goals of late so it’s a good addition to the squad.  With James Dadge joining it will bring a little bit more in terms of competition for the goalkeeping slot and keep our current keeper, James Goff on his toes.  With regards Kane Lewis, we are obviously disappointed that he is leaving but he goes with our blessing, and I understand he will be moving to a higher-level team, so we wish him well with that move and for the future”.  Marheineke also confirmed that Kieran Higgs has had his loan extended and will remain at the club until the end of the season.