Clarets sign ex-Arsenal keeper

CHELMSFORD City head coach Glenn Pennyfather had added a second goalkeeper to his squad for 2009/10 with the signing of ex-Arsenal youngster Craig Holloway after a successful trial spell.

CHELMSFORD City head coach Glenn Pennyfather had added a second goalkeeper to his squad for 2009/10 with the signing of ex-Arsenal youngster Craig Holloway after a successful trial spell.

Holloway, who was most recently with Braintree Town last season, spent three years in the Gunners' Youth and Reserve Teams and made the bench in a selection of first team fixtures. He also won the FA Youth Cup twice and previously spent time at West Ham United.

Upon his release from Arsenal, Craig linked-up with Farnborough Town for the 2004/05 campaign, during which time he enjoyed a brief period with Southend United. He then joined Blue Square Premier club Gravesend & Northfleet (now Ebbsfleet United) the following season and subsequently ended-up at Cressing Road with Braintree last term

Holloway has appeared in a handful of pre-season friendlies so far for the Clarets and Pennyfather is delighted the glovesman has chosen City from a number of other interested clubs. He will now contest the number one jersey with existing goalkeeper Ashley Harrison at Melbourne.


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