Cambridge City squad taking shape
Robbie Nightingale builds Lilywhites' ranks
Robbie Nightingale’s building of the Cambridge City squad in a bid to make an immediate return to the Evo-Stik League Southern, Premier Division has continued at pace.
The Lilywhites had already agreed new terms with Ben Robinson, Jordan Gent and Ryan Sharman for a shot at promotion in Division One Central.
Club captain Ross Paterson has now added to that quota, while Nightingale has signed former Cambridge United defender Ian Miller.
Paterson signed for City from Soham Town Rangers in December, and went on to become a favourite among fans with his impressive performances.
“Agreeing terms with Ross is great news for us,” said Nightingale. “He was an integral part of the squad last season and having him on board for another campaign is another piece in the jigsaw to a squad that we are assembling which we hope will be able to challenge for promotion.”
And the signing of defender Miller will add experience to the City ranks.
The 33-year-old centre-back was captain of the U’s and led them back to the Football League in 2014.
Miller suffered an Achilles injury and missed most of United’s first season back in the League before being released at the end of that season.
He joined Needham Market, and after two years there, will now link up with the Lilywhites.
“Agreeing terms with Ian Miller is massive for us,” said Nightingale. “He is a player that I have identified for a long while as someone who will bring the necessary experience and quality to the squad, and he is really pleased to be joining Cambridge City.
“It’s a real statement of intent from us as to where we want to go next season and I am both delighted and excited that he will be part of the City squad for the new campaign.
“I would also like to thank the Supporters Trust for their backing in enabling us to bring Ian to the club.”