We are extremely pleased to confirm that we have retained the services of Sam Youngs and Jake Cass.
Long-serving midfielder Sam is rapidly approaching 200 appearances for the club, and scooped ETFC’s Manager’s Player, Players’ Player and Goal of the Season in 2022 as we secured a highest-ever league finish. His 25 man-of-the-match awards are the fourth most in the club’s history.
“We have re-signed a fantastic player and a fantastic person”, said boss Gavin Macpherson.
“Like many of the players Sam is a player I’ve admired for a while and he’s one that you look to build round. Although Sam has been here for a while it’s still exciting news. As a new Manager these are exactly the type of signings you want to be announcing.”
“As soon as I met with Gavin I knew that I wanted to stay with the club”, said Sam. “After hearing his ideas I am very excited for the new season and challenge ahead”
Popular striker Jake, meanwhile, is the club’s Golden Boot holder, having hit 20 goals last term; 18 in the league, and was delighted to commit to the club: “Irrelevant of who was taking over as manager, as long as they wanted my services as a player, I was always only ever signing for Enfield”, Jake commented. “It’s the only club I even consider playing for, I love it here and wish to help bring us the success we deserve. Fortunately, I’m in Gavin’s plans, I’m hopeful and confident he’s going to do a very good job for us and I can be a big part of that. Up the Town.”
“Jake is a proven goal scorer. His qualities will suit the way we play, and the number of chances the team will create”, added Gavin. “He is a player who can link well with current players in the squad. I’m focused on creating an environment in which Jake can thrive, it’s massive and exciting news.”