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Clerima Commits to Stutes

Brian Page, manager of Conference North club Histon, has confirmed the signing of 22-year-old skipper Remy Clerima for the coming season.

The central defender (pictured) has become an important player during his three years at Bridge Road and securing his services for the coming campaign has been a priority for the manager.

It has not been an easy deal to do, however, with Clerima's other commitments away from the pitch making the Frenchman's decision as to where his future lay a tricky one to make.

Page commented: "I'm really pleased to have been able to work something out with Remy. He has been an outstanding player for us since he arrived but he has other things going on in his life now that he wants to pursue so we have had a long talk and worked out a deal that gives him the flexibility he wants. It may mean that he's not available for every game but I can live with that and the squad want him here so we've worked out a compromise that we're all happy with."

Clerima was initially signed by John Beck in the summer of 2010 as a 19-year-old and the potential and ability Beck saw in the youngster showed straight away. The youngster was soon a mainstay at the heart of the defence and in his first season he made 45 appearances and found the back of the net on five occasions, picking up a number of end of season awards on the way. He continued to impress in following seasons and now has 105 appearances and eight goals to his name and is firmly established as a fans' favourite at Bridge Road and first name on the manager's team sheet each week.

As the players started their second week of a tough pre-season, Page was pleased with how things are progressing and was looking ahead to Saturday's game at Haverhill Rovers.

He said: "The players are looking sharp, fit and hungry to get back into playing games. The lads that were here last year have been training like they haven't been away and are raring to go. That says a lot about their attitude and how they have looked after themselves over the summer break.

"Those that have joined us for pre-season are all eager to impress as well and earn themselves a crack at Conference North football so the standard and attitude across the board has been first class. We'll have a look at a few players on Saturday at Haverhill and then we have a tough game against Brentford on Tuesday night at The Glass World so they will have the chance to impress and we will see where we go from there."





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