Double Loan Signing

AFC Rushden & Diamonds are thrilled to announce the double-signing of Charlie Waller and Joel Anker on 1-month loan deals from Sky Bet League One side MK Dons.

Waller, a central defender, is the captain of MK Dons’ U18’s and is no stranger to Hayden Road having played against the Diamonds in last summer’s pre-season friendly against the Dons. Anker meanwhile is an attacking midfield player with an eye for goal.  

Both Charlie and Joel have spent the last month at Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division club Tring Athletic, earning rave reviews for their performances. Joel in particular has amassed 4 goals and 3 Man-of-the-Match awards in his 5 appearances at Step 5. The duo add much-needed resources to the squad following recent departures and injuries and Manager Chris Nunn moved quickly to secure his latest additions: “Both players have a great future ahead of them in the game. Charlie is comfortable on the ball and adds competition in those defensive positions which is vital at the moment. Joel is excelling and scoring goals at Tring and to have the opportunity to sign a player in form is brilliant. He excites on the ball with his attacking flair and I’m sure the Diamonds fans will love him.”

Chris continued: “MK Dons have been incredibly helpful and have advised that they’re looking to establish a relationship with us moving forward which can only be a good thing for the football club. They’ve got really high hopes for these two lads and we thank them for trusting us to help with their progression.”

Charlie and Joel are available for selection for Saturday’s Pitching In Southern League Premier Central fixture against Rushall Olympic at Hayden Road.

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