Darren Freeman has completed his first new signing for the 2018/19 season by securing the return of Luke Blewden.
The popular forward first came to the club during Garry Wilson’s reign and made an immediate impact, scoring 12 goals in 25 appearances. His second season at the club was hampered by injury problems and he eventually left the following summer to return to Tonbridge Angels.
Darren has been keeping tabs on Blewden and is glad to have made the 27-year-old his first summer signing. “I’ve known Luke for years, going back to his Crawley Down days,” said Freeman. “He’s a good lad, plays with the right attitude and he never stops working. He’s big and strong, and he can play in several positions across the front line.”
Blewden told us it was an easy decision to come back to Lewes. “As soon as Darren asked me, I said yes,” said Luke. “Outside of Tonbridge, this a home from home for me. I haven’t got a bad word to say about the club and loved it here last time.”
He’s looking forward to meeting his new teammates in pre-season and is confident the club will be up to the challenge of the Bostik Premier. “I’ve been keeping an eye on Lewes,” he told us. “Everything looks promising. It’s a young
side and I’ll be going in as a more experienced player – which is the first time I’ve said that at only 27!”
“I’m more than confident that we’ll hold our own,” Blewden added.
We’ll have more news about players returning for next season over the weekend.