New Signing – Mark Hewitt

AFC Rushden & Diamonds are pleased to announce the signing of Mark Hewitt, who can play in either defence or midfield. Mark was with Cogenhoe United last season, where he played for Diamonds assistant manager Paul Lamb, appearing in the 0-0 draw between the clubs at Compton Park.

Mark was a member of the successful UCL title winning side at Long Buckby, alongside regulars Russ Dunkley, Greg Ling, Fazel Koriya and Richard Bunting, and was a team-mate of Bunting and Dunkley when Long Buckby beat an R&DFC team in the Hillier Cup semi-final in 2008, a game which saw Andy Peaks take a place on the bench for the Bucks against his old club. As well as a couple of spells at both Cogenhoe and Long Buckby, he has also played at other local clubs including Sileby Rangers, for whom he made over 20 appearances in the season they pipped the Diamonds to the UCL Division 1 title. He captained their side when they drew 2-2 at the Dog & Duck in March 2013.

The provisional Diamonds first team squad for 2014/15 can be seen on the Player Profiles page, as well as on the squad summary here.

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