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Tom Gardiner commits to Cambridge City

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Tom Gardiner during his time at Dartford. Picture: Andy Payton
Tom Gardiner during his time at Dartford. Picture: Andy Payton

Tom Gardiner has committed to Cambridge City for next season.

The former Hibernian and Tottenham Hotspur academy player joined the Lilywhites in January to form a strong partnership with Jordan Gent in central defence.

Alongside Yaw Ofoso and Seb Simpson, they helped City to seven successive clean sheets before the Isthmian League, North Division was curtailed.

“This is a massive signing for the club and one I have wanted to achieve for a long time,” said City boss Robbie Nightingale.

“Tom is an experienced defender, still capable of playing at a higher level and is a great role model for the younger players that we are nurturing. To have him join Cambridge City shows our intent for the coming season.”

Gardiner signed league paperwork at the Lilywhites’ first training session ahead of the coming season last Saturday.

He cruised to a first-place finish in the bleep test.

Meanwhile, City are on the hunt for a new sports therapist.

Charlotte Pinner is leaving the role after three years because of work commitments, and so the Lilywhites are on the lookout for a replacement.

Nightingale said: “I would like to thank Charlotte for everything she has done for the club over the past three years and wish her all the best for the future.

“This is an excellent opportunity for someone to join the football club ahead of the exciting move to our new stadium at Sawston.”

Anyone interested in the role would need to be able to attend training sessions along with matchdays, in midweek and on Saturdays.

The role is paid, and interested parties should send a copy of their CV and a covering letter to media@cambridge-city-fc.com.

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