Stanbridge joins Saints

FORMER Banbury United winger Ollie Stanbridge has signed for local rivals Brackley Town.

The news ends rumours about Stanbridge, who has been linked with a number of other clubs since his decision to quit the Puritans.

"Brackley have got good players and the club as a whole is going places. The whole set-up is so professional," Stanbridge told the Banbury Guardian on Tuesday evening.

Having got back from holiday on Friday, the right-sided midfielder talked to Brackley boss Roger Ashby and put pen to paper after training on Tuesday.

Ashby had spoken of a need to bring in a right winger, having seen Jay Denny leave the club without kicking a ball.

Stanbridge becomes the first of United's many departing players to join Brackley.

Defender Mark Essex has returned to Banbury from Ardley United, with Mike Feeley and Troy Bryan also signing for the Spencer Stadium club.

See Thursday's Banbury Guardian for the full stories.