We’re delighted to welcome defenders Lewis Page and Nathan Sheron to the club
Left-back Page spent last season at Exeter City and made 32 appearances for the Grecians, while Sheron arrives following a four-year spell with League One side Fleetwood Town.
Page first started his footballing journey with West Ham United’s academy, joining at the age of nine years-old and working his way through the Irons youth set up all the way for the first team.
The 25-year-old made his first team debut for the London club in July 2015, appearing against Lusitanos of Andorra in the UEFA Europa League first qualifying round.
Unable to break into West Ham’s Premier League team, Page was loaned out to Cambridge United in January 2016 and then to Coventry City the following season, where he made over 20 appearances for the Sky Blues.
A permanent move to League One side Charlton Athletic was confirmed in January 2017 but the defender struggled for game time due to injury. The left-back made 27 appearances in his three years with the club before moving to Exeter City in September 2020.
He made his debut for the Grecians in a 2-0 away defeat to Bristol City in the EFL Cup first round and featured over 30 times throughout the 2020/21 season.
Here’s what the defender had to say on joining Simon Weaver’s squad…
“It’s really nice to get the deal done and I’m glad to be able to get going with the lads,” Page said.
“The club is moving in the right direction and when I spoke to the Gaffer we had a good chat and I really liked him.
“I would say I’m the ‘modern day’ type left-back. Obviously I pride myself on my defending, I try to do that first and foremost but then getting forward is a bonus. I like to get forward a lot and put crosses in and try and effect the game by making assists.”
Our second signing of the day, versatile player Nathen Sheron, spent ten years in Liverpool’s youth system, joining at the age of just seven years-old.
After deciding to look for first team football, Sheron left the Reds and joined Fleetwood Town in 2016. The 23-year-old would make 27 appearances in his first season with the Cod Army before spending spells on loan with Chorley, Chester, Southport, Walsall and St Mirren.
A footballer who can play across the back line or in the centre of the park, Sheron has spent the last two weeks on trial with Town and is now “delighted” to have signed a permanent deal.
“It’s been a tough couple of weeks but I’m made up that the Gaffer has put a bit of trust in me. I’m really happy to get it over the line,” Sheron said.
“It was just about doing whatever I can to impress the Gaffer. During pre-season you’ve got to work hard as a team and then earn the respect from the lads. It’s been hard work but it should help us kick on at the start of the season.
“I’m an honest player and I’ll play wherever the manager puts me. I wear my heart on my sleeve and won’t shirk out of a tackle so hopefully I can play as many games as possible and try to kick us up the league. It’s an upcoming club so hopefully there’s a lot more to come.”