Gavin Rose set to run with 17-man Dulwich Hamlet squad next season

Dulwich Hamlet are set to run with a squad of 17 players in their 2021-22 National League campaign.

The South London club have re-signed striker Danny Mills, their top scorer in the previous two seasons.

Right-back Jazzi Barnum-Bobb, who was at Dartford and was formerly a youth on Watford and Cardiff’s books, is a new face.

Ex-Crystal Palace midfielder Gio McGregor is back, this time on a permanent basis.

Other players to return are Sanchez Ming, Andre Blackman, Jordan Higgs and Jamie Splatt.

Dulwich have 13 players on their books and manager Gavin Rose said: “I don’t see us signing more than 17 players.

“We might end up with one or two more as we go along, but as it stands we’re going to start with 17. The average [in the division] is about 20 in most squads. But this means we can fill if we get one or two injuries and it also gives an opportunity for academy boys coming through, 19 or 20, to get an opportunity.”

Defender Tyrone Sterling, also an addition, is away on Gold Cup duty with Grenada.

He started their first group game on Wednesday but it did not go to plan as they lost 4-0 to Honduras. They follow up with fixtures against Qatar (Sunday) and Panama (Wednesday).

“We don’t have to worry about his fitness because he is playing competitive games,” said Rose.

“Tyrone played in our academy and I’ve known him for many years. We’d never been in the position to get him over.

“When we came back to the Conference South we were doing morning training and Tyrone’s work meant he was unable to commit to that. Now we are Tuesday and Thursday evenings.”

PICTURE: KEITH GILLARD

 


 

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