RAVI SHAMSI SIGNS FOR THE IVES
St Ives Town have added to their squad by signing Ravi Shamsi.
Shamsi is a winger/forward and played most recently for AFC Rushden & Diamonds.
A product of the Oxford United and Fulham youth teams, Ravi has also played National League football for Maidenhead United but is more known in the Southern League Premier Division Central after playing for Stratford, Banbury, and Nuneaton Borough.
Ives manager Ricky Marheineke was delighted to secure the signing of the 24-year-old. “This is a massive signing for us and a real statement of intent for what we are looking to achieve this season. He has excellent experience playing at this level and will bring extra quality to the squad and I am really looking forward to him being part of St ives Town, and I am sure our fans will be excited that Ravi has signed for us”.
The new signing looks set to be included in the Ives squad for their home game against Rushall Olympic this Saturday.
CHARLIE JOHNSON RETURNS TO THE IVES
Joining St Ives Town is defender Charlie Johnson.
The centre back is no stranger to the Quattro-Tech Westwood Road after playing for the Ives during the aborted 2019/20 season.
Charlie started out at Cambridge United and has played for Yaxley and St Neots Town since his first spell with the Ives. At St Neots he made over 30 appearances last season. However, this season he has been with Bury Town and has been a regular in their squad, with his most recent appearance coming in their 2-2 draw at home to Hullbridge Sports on Saturday.
Ives manager Ricky Marheineke said “I’m delighted to welcome back Charlie Johnson to St Ives Town. Since leaving us he has played at step four football but he is more than ready to return to our level. He brings added physicality and has a strong presence and will improve our defensive options as we look to push on in the league”.
Charlie will be available for selection ahead of the home match with Rushall Olympic on Saturday afternoon.