Slane begin summer signings as their pre-season gets underway

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Moneyslane have announced two new signings.

Attacker Gareth Rees has joined from Rectory Rangers while Justin Hanna has bolstered David Johnstone’s defensive options after signing from Annalong FC.

Both players will be able to get into action soon as Slane kick off their pre-season games this week with Broomhill coming to Jubilee Park this Wednesday night before Slane travel to Bell’s Bridge, Dromara to face Ballynahinch Olympic on Friday.

In preparation, Slane returned to full training last week with two tough sessions.

On Thursday night at Cheney Park, under the guidance of Phsyio Lyndsay Henning, a series of fitness tests were carried out.

Then on Saturday the players started off at the poplar FootGolf in Newcastle for 9 Hole competition. After that it was down to the beach at Murlough for a long run and some intense sand dune work organised by new first team coach Matthew Newell.

The players then returned to Jubilee Park for a series of small sided matches .

Manager David Johnstone was pleased with how training has gone so far.

“I have to say I am impressed with the attitude of the squad,” he said. “We have had 13 out of a squad of 16 training and they are working well. It was a damp rainy night on Thursday but the guys came out and bust a gut. On Saturday, we had a bit of fun at the FootGolf before a session on the beach and then back at the club.

“Looking forward to the season ahead I am delighted that every single player has signed up for another season.”