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Revell on three new signings

5 January 2021

Jim Steele

The arrivals of Luke Norris, Matty Stevens and Chris Lines has given Alex Revell and his squad a big boost just a few days into the January Transfer Window…

Stevenage have moved quickly to capture their preferred targets and the Boro boss says he is delighted with the new additions.

“We are really pleased. They are all players that have come from higher clubs than us but also players that are wanted, which is fantastic. They have seen us in recent weeks really move on, they have watched the games and commented on how well we have performed so it is great to see that they want to be a part of that.

“We knew we had to bring in quality in the right areas and we want people that want to make us better and are hungry for success. We are delighted to bring these three in and it is a fantastic start for us to really improve the quality of the squad.”

Matty Stevens joins the Club on loan from Forest Green Rovers and Alex Revell says that he is somebody that he has tried to sign in the past.

“He is somebody that we wanted to take in the last Transfer Window but we couldn’t quite get it done as Forest Green wanted to keep him around.

“We have watched him over the season and he hasn’t played as many minutes as he would have liked to but he is a goal scorer, a live wire in the box and he is physical and extremely hard working. He is going to add real quality to us in that forward area, he is young and he has a lot to offer. He is as hungry person and he wants to show people how good he is. He is an exciting signature for us as he is somebody we have wanted for a long time.”

Midfielder Chris Lines signs from Northampton Town and arrives with a stellar footballing CV.

“Chris has higher level experience, he won a promotion last year from this division and despite his age, he plays every game and his injury record is fantastic. He is somebody that will be really influential to us in the midfield area. He wants to play forward, he wants to get on the ball, he wants to pass and is a brilliant size for us in terms of his height, which we have lacked at times.

“He is everything we want in a midfielder and we are delighted because he had a lot of offers and I think he will really add a lot to this team.”

Finally, Stevenage born striker Luke Norris has signed a permanent deal with the Club to add firepower to the Boro front-line.

“With Luke it has been an ongoing thing,” Revell said. “I have been speaking to him a lot, he is a local boy that was born in Stevenage, his brother is in the youth team and the fact that he made the decision to join us from Colchester, who he was involved in their play-off push and he has always scored goals, is fantastic.”

“He is a brilliant signing for us. He is a fantastic character and as well as his goalscoring record, he will a real physical presence and a reliability with the ball, which is something we need.”

Next up for Stevenage is an Emirates FA Cup Third Round tie against Swansea City, which is available to watch across the BBC this Saturday.


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