Date: Tue 27 Jun 2023

By Steve Whitney

Stotfold Make First New Signings Ahead of Step 4 Debut

Pitching In Southern League Division One Central newcomers Stotfold have announced the arrival of two new players ahead of the 2023/24 campaign.

Mamadou Diallo

Mamadou Diallo

Promoted from the Spartan South Midlands League, Stotfold have signed wide player Robbie Buchanan and defender Mamadou Diallo from former league rivals Baldock Town.

Buchanan is a 22-year-old who returned to Baldock midway through 2022/23 from Hendon, who he moved to in August 2022 from Ware.

He had joined Ware in July 2021 from Southern Division One Central rivals Welwyn Garden City, where he had been since September 2020.

A former Stevenage academy prospect, he joined the Citizens having played for Stotfold, Baldock and Biggleswade Town.

Diallo also joins from Baldock and has previous experience of Southern League football with Barton Rovers.

He was previously with Harpenden Town.

Meanwhile, Alex Coppin, Stotfold’s midfield general, has committed for the 2023/24 season.

Formerly with Baldock and Arlesey Town, Coppin provides a real technical prowess on the ball, a workhorse who gives nothing less than 100% for the team.

Midfielder Kade Bagge has also penned a new deal to stay with Stotfold.

Coming through the club’s under-18s, Bagge enters his third season now at senior level as he continues to showcase his raw ability.

Goalkeeper Liam Gooch, the club’s longest-serving player, has also committed
for the 2023/24 season.

The 25-year-old learned his trade with Luton Town’s academy.

Whilst with the Hatters he had loan spells with Hitchin Town, Kettering Town and Biggleswade Town.

He played most of the 2017/18 season back at Biggleswade FC after being released by Luton before joining Cambridge City in the summer of 2018.

He signed for Stotfold in the summer of 2019.

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