GOLDEN OLDIES JOIN SAINTS

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT - by Tim Street tms-sport@trin­i­tymir­ror.com Twit­ter: @Street­boyTim

THEY may have a com­bined age of 75, but Chal­font St Peter boss Danny Ed­wards is hop­ing his new mid­field duo will pro­vide the ex­pe­ri­ence needed for an­other ti­tle tilt.

Ed­wards has brought for­mer Saints star Davis Haule back to the club af­ter two years away with Ayles­bury, the 41-year-old en­ter­ing his 17th year on the lo­cal non-league cir­cuit.

The Saints boss has also signed By­ron Bubb, who has a string of non-league clubs on his CV as long as Haule’s, hav­ing also made eight pro­fes­sional ap­pear­ances for Mill­wall as a young­ster.

The 34-year-old is also the brother of Bradley Bubb, who en­joyed two goal-filled sea­sons with Chal­font a decade ago, be­fore go­ing on to fea­ture in the Football League for Alder­shot Town.

Ed­wards said: “I know By­ron through Bradley. We had Bradley for two years and he did very well for us, at a time when By­ron was just start­ing out in pro football.

“He has a good at­ti­tude and is a great men­tor.

“He has been miss­ing his football and is just en­joy­ing play­ing again and we can only ben­e­fit from hav­ing him around.

“Davis was the best player on the park both times we played Ayles­bury last sea­son, and his legs are still go­ing strong. He had of­fers to go else­where, but we have a re­la­tion­ship and he will be a strong voice in the dress­ing room.

“We may not get 45 games out of him, but when he does play he talks other play­ers through the game. If we can get 25-30 games out of him, es­pe­cially dur­ing those tough win­ter months, he will be piv­otal.”

Bubb missed Satur­day’s 2-0 FA Cup pre­lim­i­nary qual­i­fy­ing round win over Harpen­den Town on Satur­day which kept Chal­font’s 100 per cent start to the sea­son, while Haule came on as a half­time sub.

Late goals from Adam Kirby and Jake Cass set up a first qual­i­fy­ing round tie at home to Pot­ters Bar Town on Satur­day week, be­fore which the South­ern One Cen­tral lead­ers visit Ar­lesey Town on Satur­day and host Bar­ton Rovers on Mon­day.

Ed­wards added: “There’s noth­ing more we could have done in the open­ing few weeks. We were lack­ing in key ar­eas last sea­son (when Chal­font were in the pro­mo­tion places for much of it but faded away and did not even make the play-offs), which we’ve looked to ad­dress, and we are look­ing to do bet­ter this time round.”

Davis Haule and (in­set) By­ron Bubb have been signed up by Danny Ed­wards Ex­pe­ri­ence:

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