Jimmy Gray starts Barton Rovers reign by signing three from London Colney and one from St Albans City

Charlie Smith. Picture: KEVIN LINES

Charlie Smith. Picture: KEVIN LINES - Credit: Archant

Former St Albans City manager Jimmy Gray has started rebuilding at new club Barton Rovers – and he has started by raiding some familiar players.

Dave Corran. Picture: KEVIN LINES

Dave Corran. Picture: KEVIN LINES - Credit: Archant

Charlie Smith, Sam Doolan and Dave Corran have all arrived at the Southern League Division One central club from London Colney.

And he has also recruited St Albans City youngster Elliot Bailey.

Sam Doolan. Picture: DANNY LOO

Sam Doolan. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Archant

Bailey was one of his players when he was youth team manager at City and Gray also managed Smith at Clarence Park.

Doolan and Corran were two key players last year as London Colney just missed out on promotion to the Southern League.

Elliot Bailey. Picture: LEIGH PAGE

Elliot Bailey. Picture: LEIGH PAGE - Credit: Archant


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Gray was handed the Rovers job at the end of last season, bringing ex-St Albans coach Mark Boyce in as his assistant manager.

He was in charge at Clarence Park, along with Graham Golds, for three years before the pair resigned in November last year.

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