Weston chase signature of Spanish midfielder

WESTON manager Craig Laird is chasing the signature of a former Athletic Bilbao player in a bid to further improve his squad for next season.

Just back from an end-of-season holiday with his side on the island of Ibiza, Craig revealed he was close to signing Anton Olando yesterday (Wed).

The 23-year-old midfielder, who played under Craig for a season at Bridgwater Town, is attempting secure work in Bristol with his banking employer before signing the dotted line for the Seagulls.

Craig said: “He’s a fantastic player who I have no doubt could adapt to playing in our side in the Blue Square South next season.

“Not only is he a great footballer who would suit our style of play, but he is a good character for any dressing room. We’re doing our best to sign him.”

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Meanwhile, the club has announced the signings of strikers Chris Young and Matt Huxley on a non-contract basis.

Young, aged 27, comes from Bridgwater Town while Huxley, aged 28, arrives from Oldland Abbotonians.

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The new players have been signed after chairman Paul Bliss agreed to increase the salary budget for the coming season.

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