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Young Joins to Bolster Clarets Defence

By Scott Hatley

CHELMSFORD CITY are pleased to confirm the signing of Welling United defender Matt Young.

The 22-year-old only joined league rivals Welling United a week ago but has decided to make the switch to Melbourne Park, signing forms with the Club last night.

With defenders Adam Bailey-Dennis and Chris Bush suspended for two matches and one match respectively the signing of Young is a welcome boost to Rod Stringer’s defensive options.

Young began his career with Southampton, earning a professional contract with the Saints in 2012. He wasn’t able to break into the first team though at St. Mary’s and subsequently signed for Sheffield Wednesday before having a loan spell at Carlisle United.

The Romford-born defender is assured all across the back line. Mostly used as a right-back, Young is proficient in playing left-back and as a centre half so will prove a very useful addition for the City boss ahead of next weekend’s league game against Wealdstone.

Along with Southampton, Sheffield Wednesday and Carlisle, Young has had spells at Kidderminster Harriers, Dover Athletic and Billericay Town. He only joined Welling United last week and was an unused substitute in the Wings’ 2-1 defeat to Poole Town last weekend.

The Clarets can also confirm that midfielder Corby Moore has left the Club. Moore signed in the summer having played under Stringer for his former side Bishop’s Stortford last season.

The midfielder made five appearances for the Clarets, two from the start and three as a sub, and everyone at Chelmsford City would like to wish him well.

Where next?

City Welcome Leiston in FA Youth Cup WEDNESDAY NIGHT sees the Clarets Academy take on Leiston at Melbourne Stadium in the 2nd Qualifying Round of the FA Youth Cup.
Clarets Draw Concord Rangers in Essex Senior Cup THE CLARETS have been drawn against BBC Essex Senior Cup holders and league rivals Concord Rangers in today's 3rd Round Draw.


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