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Lakenheath attacker Aaron Turner signs on at Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division side Mildenhall Town for a third time

Playmaker Aaron Turner has returned for a third stint with Mildenhall Town.

The 31-year-old has had two previous spells with the Recreation Way-based side, the first of which came in 2009/10 under the management of former Norwich City and Bolton Wanderers defender Simon Charlton.

Turner was a part of the squad that won the Cambridgeshire Invitation Cup that season, scoring in the 3-1 win over Wisbech Town in the Abbey Stadium final.

Aaron Turner, Mildenhall Town (10594699)
Aaron Turner, Mildenhall Town (10594699)

He returned in 2013/14 during Christian Appleford's reign, before going on to have a successful time at Lakenheath, for whom he scored more than 100 goals.

Mildenhall boss Ricky Cornish said of Turner, who found the net 18 times in the First Division North last term: "I have known Aaron a long time. He is a clever footballer that plays in pockets and he is really mobile. He will also score his fair share of goals for us."

And in a further boost for the club on their return to the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division, highly-rated youngster Kaine Manels has committed himself to Mildenhall for 2019/20.

Kaine Manels, Mildenhall Town (10594683)
Kaine Manels, Mildenhall Town (10594683)

The attacker made 14 appearances for Mildenhall at Step 4, including starting the final three games of the most recent campaign.

Cornish said: "Kaine was outstanding towards the end of the season and he has a big future ahead of him.

"At 16, his ability and work-rate is second to none. Colin (Vowden, assistant) and I are excited to work with him again next season."

It has been a busy couple of weeks at Mildenhall, with new additions Jack Brame, Casey Phillips and Alex Steed arriving, while Luke Butcher, Joe Asensi, Jake Hayhoe and Ben Nolan have all re-signed.

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