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Matsuzaka and Tuson-Firth added to squad

21 July 2019

Manager Matt Gray has confirmed that he has secured the services of defender Dan Matsuzaka and winger George Tuson-Firth. Dan, who will be 22 next month, finished last season as part of the Braintree side that made a spirited effort to avoid relegation, having started his career at Southend and had a loan spell with Harlow and a brief period with Kataller Toyama in the Japanese J3 league. He has played twice for the Japanese Under-19 side. 21-year-old George played for Australian club Manly before returning to the UK last season and having spells with Aldershot, Salisbury, Lewes and Wessex League club AFC Portchester.

Matt said: "Both Dan and George have impressed in the pre-season games, and with both being versatile and able to play in several positions they are great acquisitions to the squad. They are both great characters with the desire to get in to the team and help move us forward, and I'm delighted to have them on board."

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