Ryan Palmer has formally agreed to join Sittingbourne FC for the 2020/21 season
The attacking midfielder was most recently at SCEFL side Chatham Town where he had a succesful spell after joining in January.
Brickies boss Darren Blackburn announced the news on Twitter, and although it is very early to talk about new signings, he wanted to give the supporters a lift in these troubled times.
“I’m very proud to announce Ryan Palmer has agreed to re-join the Brickies for next season,” said Blackburn.
“Ryan’s a fantastic lad and can’t wait to work with him on and off the field on our projects.
“I know it’s early but there’s so much doom and gloom, I just felt the fans needed a lift.”
First signing as @SittingbourneFC manager and I’m very proud to announce @strictlypalms has agreed to rejoin “the brickies” for next season. Fantastic lad and can’t wait to work with you on and off the field on our projects!! ⚽️Welcome pal ❤️🖤#StayHomeSaveLives pic.twitter.com/4RSXsRrgcA
— Darren Blackburn (@DarrenB05114504) April 25, 2020
Palmer is happy to be returning to a former club;
“I’m excited by the events both on and off the pitch. Buzzing to get started under Darren Blackburn and the lads, whenever that may be.
“I’m looking forward to the challenge and getting started. It’s nice to be returning to a club where most things started.”
Happy to announce I have signed for @SittingbourneFC for the upcoming season. Excited by the events both on and off the pitch. Buzzing to get started under @DarrenB05114504 and the lads, whenever that maybe!!!! #RP7 #FormerClub #StayHome #ProtectTheNHS 🔴⚫️
— Ryan Palmer (RP7) (@strictlypalms) April 25, 2020
Sittingbourne play at Step 4 of the Non League pyramid in the isthmian South East Division. Last season was declared Null and Void and it is unclear at the moment exactly when the next campaign will begin.
Ryan Palmer will continue playing on Sundays for his very polular side SE Dons in the Orpington and Bromley Sunday Football League.