Porter Adds To Playing & Coaching Staff

Scott Porter has signed winger Ryan Rook from Kent League Club Norton Sports, and has also announced the addition of Mark Lane to his coaching staff.

Ryan Rook, 22, joins up from the league that Hythe Town won so dramatically last season, and has caught the eye with his appearances against us in the past, his former club Norton Sports having always provided tough opposition during Porter's reign as Hythe Town Manager.

Porter said: "Without a doubt, he shone every week for Norton last season and it’s about time he stepped up. I think (Tonbridge Angels manager) Tommy Warrilow was interested in taking him last summer, but he went back to Norton because he wanted regular football.


"We tried to get him last season but he was loyal to Norton so we’re delighted to get him this time. Ryan’s got a great delivery from out wide and has plenty of pace, so is a great addition for us."


Mark Lane joins the club primarily as goalkeeping coach, a role he previously held at Ryman North club Thamesmead Town.

Mark also has valuable experience from his time managing Whitstable Town in the Ryman South, the division Hythe Town will be part of in the coming season.

Porter adds "Mark’s an old head and brings a lot of experience with him. As someone who has managed at that level as well I’ll listen and try to learn from him."


Welcome to the club Ryan and Mark!


Quotes courtesy of www.kentsport.co.uk


Originally Published - 12/06/11