NEW SIGNING: Stuart O’Keefe

We’re delighted to welcome experienced central midfielder Stuart O’Keefe to the Club!

O’Keefe has racked up over 250 senior appearances in all four of English football’s top divisions, including two seasons in the Premier League with Crystal Palace.

The 32-year-old was most recently at Gillingham where he made over 130 appearances and was Club Captain.

He started his career with Southend United before signing for Palace where he was involved in their promotion to the Premier league in 2012/13 before joining Cardiff City two seasons later.

The midfielder has also had spells with Blackpool, MK Dons, Portsmouth and Plymouth Argyle.

Tommy Widdrington is delighted to have secured someone he’s been strongly pursuing: “We lost some experience in the middle of the park and I feel that Stuart will certainly add that – his pedigree speaks for itself.”

“Alongside the additions we’ve already made this summer, I believe we’re becoming a very well balanced group and we may not be finished yet!”

Head of Recruitment Jamie Hedges says Stuart will add a lot on and off the field, saying: “Stuart is a model professional and will drive standards forward on and off the field.”

“He is still extremely fit and is an all-action midfielder who we are really excited to add to the group!”

Stuart’s home, away and third shirts are available to sponsor for the 2023/24 season, please contact Commercial Manager Mark Butler on or call 01252 320211 for more information