MikeD Posted June 24, 2005 Share Posted June 24, 2005 I've bolded the relevant bit below. If it hadn't been for his back injuries, which at one point caused him to miss half a season when he was with Wycombe, Rogers probably wouldn't have had to drop down to the Conference. Now it appears that his back is preventing him from even continuing to play at the Conference level. A year or two from now, if Rogers' back ever recovers, perhaps he could make a comeback in the A-League. He's not too old. *** Ex-Bees keeper signs for Boro EDITORIAL - email@example.com 16 June 2005 New keeper Shane Gore FORMER Barnet goalkeeper Shane Gore is the new stopper at Stevenage Boro. Gore was part of the Conference winning side at Underhill last season but was released by Paul Fairclough at the end of the campaign. He will challenge Alan Julian for the number one spot at Broadhall Way this season. Boro boss Graham Westley said: "No keeper is happy to just be the number two but Shane is under no illusions that he faces a tough challenge to get into the side." Gore's capture followed Mark Westhead's decision to move back up north to join Hyde United. Westley continued: "Mark didn't play when he signed towards the end of last season and felt he wanted to be playing first team football. "Alan Julian performed very well at the end of the season and it's good news to have two such fine young keepers at the club now." Westhead, Jon Brady and Mark Rogers have all left Broadhall Way in the last week as Westley prepares his squad for the new season. Canadian central defender Rogers failed to recover from his chronic back problems. He is likely to return to Canada, although his serious injury may mean his playing days are over. Tunisian striker Dino Maamria, the scorer of vital goals for Boro towards the end of last season, has agreed new terms. But another forward, Craig McAllister, has been told he is available to leave. McAllister was sent out on loan for the final three months of the last campaign after injury curtailed his progress in the early months of the season. Westley added: "I'm not in any great panic to bring anyone else in. There may be one or two areas I would like to strengthen as time goes on." P League One champions Luton Town will be visiting Broadhall Way for a pre-season friendly. Mike Newell's side are due on Saturday, July 30, as they prepare for life in the Championship. The game is a week after the visit of Peterborough United on Saturday, July 23. Tickets go on sale on Wednesday for the visit of Premiership Spurs on Saturday, July 9. You can either call into the ticket office or call the ticket hotline on 01438 218061. They cost £16 adults (£14 concessions) to sit and £10 (£8) to stand. Other games have been arranged at St Albans City (Tuesday, July 26) and Havant and Waterlooville (Saturday, August 6). A fixture at Aylesbury on Tuesday, August 2 is yet to be confirmed. The Conference fixtures will be out next Thursday (June 23). Only two clubs will be relegated this season as the league is extending to 24 clubs for the 2006-7 season. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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