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Robbie Nightingale swoops to take duo to Cambridge City




Cambridge City manager Robbie Nightingale is re-shaping his squad during pre-season. Picture: David Johnson
Cambridge City manager Robbie Nightingale is re-shaping his squad during pre-season. Picture: David Johnson

Bradley Bell and Lucas Kirkpatrick have become Cambridge City’s latest new arrivals.

City manager Robbie Nightingale has been reshaping his Lilywhites squad after an inconsistent campaign in 2018/19, and his plans have continued with two more new additions.

Bell can play across a number of positions, from wide left or right to centre forward. He is only 19 and, having started out at MK Dons, was with Royston and Biggleswade Town last season.

Kirkpatrick is a 24-year-old central midfielder who has joined from Bedford Town, where he made 19 appearances and scored four goals.

“In the case of Bradley Bell, we have fought off competition from other clubs to secure his services so I am thrilled that he has agreed to sign for Cambridge City,” said Nightingale.

“He is a player that I have liked for a while and impressed against us in a pre-season friendly for Royston last year.

“With Lucas Kirkpatrick, he will bring a wealth of experience.He was in the Bedford squad that got to the play-offs last season and is a similar player to Adam Watkins so he will really compliment our midfield.”

There has been a departure from the Lilywhites though.

With City now finding themselves in the Isthmian Bostik League North, winger Nathan Olukanmi has agreed terms with Bedford.

"Due to the league restructure, it was a better fit for Nathan to join Bedford,” said Nightingale.

“It is with a heavy heart that heleaves, as he has really enjoyed his time at City, but we wish him all the best for the future.”



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