Newmarket Town defender Casey Phillips switches to Mildenhall Town
Mildenhall Town have started preparations for life back in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division with the signing of centre-back Casey Phillips from neighbouring Newmarket Town.
After two seasons in the Bostik League North Division, Mildenhall's status as a Step 4 club came to an end on Easter Monday when their relegation was confirmed.
However, manager Ricky Cornish – who was appointed in late December – has wasted little time in bolstering his squad for what he hopes is a promotion challenge back at Step 5.
Former Haverhill Borough and Histon defender Phillips arrives at Recreation Way following a campaign in which he made 30 appearances for Newmarket, scoring one goal.
"We have had Casey watched a few times recently. We know he is a very good player and we believe he can become a top player with us," said Cornish.
"He wants to improve and he will do that here under Colin (Vowden, assistant manager and former Cambridge United defender).
"Casey has that winning mentality that I want in my players and he is determined to help us get back up to the Bostik League."
* For more on the signing, see next week's print editions.