Basingstoke snap up Matthews

Basingstoke Town manager Jason Bristow has made his fourth signing of the summer with the capture of utility player Robbie Matthews.

Matthews, 31, was on the books of Salisbury City last term and helped them earn promotion to the top flight of non-league football.

However, he was released at the end of the season by Whites boss Darrell Clarke, along with five other players.

The striker, who can also play as a centre-back, has joined the Dragons on a one-year deal.

Commenting on his latest signing, Bristow told the club’s official website: “Robbie is a very experienced player who we know a lot about, we see him playing as a striker.

“He is a real handful and given the right service will score a lot of goals.

“He is excellent in the air but equally comfortable with the ball on the floor, he can bring others into play as well as score goals.

“Robbie has been full time for many years and his knowledge and experience will be a great addition to our squad.”

Posted: Monday , June 17, 2013