Louis and his staff today confirmed the signing of the promising young defender Callum Chugg. Callum was the happy coincidence of scouting Toby Adekunle and Pip Nolan when watching Team Solent play Fawley. As sometimes happens, there is another player that catches the eye. At 19 years of age Callum stole the show that day with a commanding defensive performance. Jamie then kept tabs on Callum’s progress through our former coach Lee Burch, who was playing in goal for Fawley last season. Callum impressed our coaching team with his honesty and drive to push forward, he was aware of his own strengths and weaknesses and spoke very clearly about his aims for the season.

Louis Langdown said ‘Callum is young in years and game time at Wessex Premier Level having really just broke through last season, but he has huge potential and was getting plenty of admirers from big Wessex Premier Clubs, and also one or two of our divisional rivals. He is one for the future, but at AFC Totton the future starts immediately, and the young players know they will get game time, our patience, and plenty of support from everyone at the club to improve their game’.

We welcome Callum to the stags family and wish him and his new teammates well for the new season.