Welcome To Ryan Cooper, Farewell To Greg Smith

Hythe Town FC are delighted to confirm the signing of twenty-year old defender, Ryan Cooper. Ryan joins the club after leaving Sittingbourne following a successful season as part of an organised and disciplined side managed by the Ward brothers.


The Wards' side enjoyed a far better than expected season, finishing ninth in the Ryman South, an improvement of ten places on the season before.


Predominantly a right-back, but a player who is capable of covering several positions, Ryan is a highly-rated product of the Dartford FC Academy, and started the season at play-off winners Maidstone United. Once again Scott has secured the signing of a player being chased by several top clubs.


Talking to the website this evening, Scott said - “Ryan has joined us as he wants to progress and compete for honours, I'm delighted to have secured Ryan's signature when several other clubs were after a player that is highly thought of in Kent football circles.”


Scott continued - “Ryan brings some more youth to our squad, and is a player who joins us looking to win things.”


In other news, Scott has confirmed that Greg Smith is no longer with the club. Greg has suffered from a lot of injury problems since our promotion to the Ryman South two years ago. However, Greg was almost an ever-present in our Kent League Championship winning side with 47 of his 84 appearances in a Hythe shirt coming that season as he made the right-back berth his own. Greg will always be fondly remembered for the part he played in that historic season.


Welcome to the club to Ryan and farewell to Greg.


Originally Published - 29/05/13