Introducing the Blues – 6

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We bring you the latest batch of signings, including the return of a prodigal son, as Blues prepare for life in the Evo-Stik South Premier.

NICKY EYRE – Goalkeeper

A stopper who will need little introduction to Blues’ fans, returning to the club for a fourth spell and just is nine games away from his 100th appearance.

31-year-old Nicky came through the ranks at Tottenham Hotspur – which shouldn’t be held against him – and had a loan spell at Grays in October 2004 before signing for the then big-spending Essex club permanently the following season. He made 22 appearances and won an FA Trophy medal in May 2006.

ne1He then left Grays to move to  Rushden and Diamonds, before joining the Blues and making his debut against Weston-Super-Mare in August 2008 – winning the club’s player-of-the-year award in his first season – before departing in January 2010. He rejoined the Blues for a short spell in September 2010 and came back again April 2011 to sample life in Conference North – playing his final game for us against Stalybridge Celtic on Seember 17, 2011.

Nicky has also represented Dagenham & Redbridge, St Albans City, Chelmsford City – which shouldn’t be held against him –  and Heybridge Swifts. He briefly retired while at Chelmsford City in 2014 but returned to play at Isthmian side Leiston before returning to Grays. .


Hafeez arrived at the ProKit (UK) Stadium this summer. He originally progressed through the youth ranks at Billericay Town and captained their under 21 side. He signed for Grays Athletic at the start of last season and was with the Thamesiders until going to play for Loughborough University in the Midland League and finishing last term with short spells with Solihull Moors and Redditch United.

A 20-year-old centre half who joins us after eight years with Ipswich Town.
Robinson joined the Tractor Boys as a 12-year-old  After rapidly progressing through the Suffolk club’s youth teams, Robinson has captained both under-18 and under-21 sides. On 28 November 2015, after some fine form in the under-21 side, Robinson was named on the bench in Ipswich Town’s 3-0 away win at Charlton Athletic and three made his senior debut in a 2-1 defeat to Portsmouth in the FA Cup.
On 22 February 2016, Robinson joined Conference side Woking on a one-month loan deal until 28 March 2016, making his debut the following day in a 3–1 defeat at Grimsby Town, playing the full 90 minutes. On 25 August 2016, Robinson joined Conference north side Boston United on a one-month loan deal, to gain first-team experience Two days later, Robinson made his Boston United debut in a 1–1 home draw against Kidderminster Harriers, scoring an own goal to give the visitors the lead.
On 3 March 2017, Robinson joined St Albans City on a one-month loan deal, making his debut the following day as Blues shocked the world with a 1-0 win at Clarence Park.  Robinson went onto feature in five more games for St Albans before returning to Ipswich at then end of the campaign
21-year-old striker Williams began his career with Southend United  and made his professional debut as a substitute on 15 February 2014 in a 3–2 defeat against Exeter City. In October 2014 the Islington-born players joined Chelmsford City initially on a one-month loan deal, which was later extended, where he was in impressive form, scoring five goals in seven league games. Williams returned on loan to Chelmsford City in January 2016 as one of interim manager Kevin Maher’s first two signings, at last season had loan spells at Boreham Wood and Concord Rangers.
Author: Dave Ryan