The Stones midfield is taking shape as Reece Prestedge puts pen to paper on a deal for the 2017/18 season.
He made 19 appearances last season after joining on loan from Bromley in early January. His partnership with fellow loanee Stuart Lewis was one of the reasons for the club’s change in fortunes, which saw a run of just two defeats in 15 matches.
Reece said: “I really enjoyed my time here and just wanted to try and sort something out as soon as I could. Me and Stu clicked straight away when we came in on loan and it’s good to be able to continue that next season.
“I am looking forward to coming back and playing in front of the fans again. They’ve been brilliant ever since I arrived, the atmosphere’s good and they always get behind you no matter what.”
Jay added: “We’ve been speaking since the end of the season and I am delighted to get the deal done. He was a big part of the run we went on to keep us in this league.
“I think there’s more to come from him as well as he hadn’t been playing regularly before coming to us and that’ll come with a good pre-season.”