The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE - By Dan Barnes

BAR­NET boss Rossi Eames is pleased he has been able to boost his squad with the sign­ings of Craig Ross, Richard Brind­ley and Shaquile Coulthirst.

The trans­fers rep­re­sent Eames’ first op­por­tu­nity to put his own stamp on the squad fol­low­ing his ap­point­ment in May.

For­ward Coulthirst, 22, joined on a free trans­fer from Peter­bor­ough, hav­ing scored five goals in 15 ap­pear­ances on loan at Mans­field last sea­son, and Eames is clearly an ad­mirer of his tal­ents.

“Firstly, he fills the No 11 shirt which every­one has waited for,” said the Bar­net boss. “He fits the cul­ture and phi­los­o­phy we want to play with, on and off the ball.

“He’s flex­i­ble with re­gards to the fact he can play in both a front three and in a front two. He also of­fers pace, ag­gres­sion and can score goals.”

Eames also spoke highly of new goal­keeper Ross, who joins from Na­tional League club Mac­cles­field Town hav­ing re­jected a contract of­fer from his former em­ploy­ers.

The 27-year-old ex-Read­ing and Crys­tal Palace trainee has signed on a oneyear contract.

“Craig is an ex­cel­lent pro­fes­sional who played over 30 games last sea­son,” said the Bar­net boss.

“He is hun­gry, has a win­ning men­tal­ity and the will­ing­ness to de­velop.”

De­fender Brind­ley, 24, has also joined the club on a free af­ter he was re­leased by Colch­ester over the sum­mer. He made 43 ap­pear­ances for the U’s last sea­son hav­ing pre­vi­ously helped Rother­ham United win pro­mo­tion to the Cham­pi­onship in 2014.

Of the trans­fer, Eames said: “It’s a fan­tas­tic coup for the club as he’s got vast ex­pe­ri­ence.”

The north Lon­don club have re­leased Bira Dem­bele, Tom Cham­pion has joined Boreham Wood on a free and James Pear­son has moved to Coven­try.

SIGN­INGS: Rossi Eames

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