Goalkeeper. Toby is on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion’s academy side. He has been with the Seagulls since the age of 10 and has represented Ireland U19s. Had a short loan spell at Worthing last season.
Goalkeeper. Stepped up from the U23s to the first team squad following some good performances in pre-season. Commanding presence at the back and good shot-stopper.
Defender. A tall, strong, commanding defender with vast experience at Step 3. James was one of Frank Wilson's first signings at Merstham. He originally signed James towards the end of 2018/19 season, during his brief spell at Kingstonian bringing the experienced defender over from Burgess Hill Town.
Defender. Attack-minded left-back, who joined the Moatsiders on loan from Sutton United and impressed during the shortened season. The loan became a permanent signing at the start of this season.
Defender. Reuben returns to the Moatside after spells with Basingstoke Town and Billericay Town. He was named Wimbledon’s Academy Player of the Year in 2019. He signed for Truro City at the start of the 2020/21 campaign following his release from AFC Wimbledon. Frank Wilson was delighted to welcome the powerful defender back to Merstham this season.
Defender. A tall, central defender and commanding in the air, Bertie originally joined Merstham on loan from Tonbridge Angels during the curtailed 2020/21 campaign. He returned to the Moatsiders at the start of this campaign to sign permanently.
Defender/Midfield. Jack is a versatile player and during pre-season, he’s played in the centre of defence, full back and in midfield. Powerful and strong in the air and in the tackle, Jack also has two good feet. Previously at Balham FC, Jack was one of our first signings this season.
Defender. A left-back who joined Merstham two seasons ago as an U23 and impressed in pre-season in first-team friendlies. Previously at South Park and Sutton Common Rovers. Started his career at Brighton’s academy.
Midfield. Promising youngster who began his career at the Moatside before moving to Tooting & Mitcham and the on to Grays Athletic. Returned to Merstham towards the end of pre-season.
Midfield. A central midfielder and gifted ballplayer, with two good feet. Chace spent four years at AFC Wimbledon’s Academy, graduating into the first team squad before spending a season at Portimonense, who play in Portugal’s top-flight. Chace first joined the Moatsiders for the 2019/20 campaign and returned in pre-season this year.
Midfield. A central midfielder, on loan from Leatherhead where he has notched up 21 appearances so far this season. He joined the Tanners after coming through Sutton United’s Academy.
Midfield. A fast and tricky winger, Dylan was part of the AFC Wimbledon team that won the Youth Alliance Cup last season. After eight years at the Dons, Dylan signed his first pro contract this summer and Frank Wilson was delighted to secure Dylan on loan.
Midfield. A technically gifted midfielder, Ayman joined us from Cheshunt during pre-season. Previously at Eastbourne Borough, moving up from their U23 side to their first team.
Midfield. Charlie is an all-action midfielder. A great engine, good in the air and technically very gifted, Charlie impressed during an open trial in June and since then has been a permanent fixture throughout pre-season in the Merstham midfield.
Forward. Signed from Carshalton Athletic. John was at Leatherhead during 2018-19, before joining Whitstable Town, where he made thirty four appearances during 2019-20 before heading off to Margate in the summer of last year. He managed eleven appearances and two goals before the season fell over, before joining Carshalton Athletic this season.
Forward. Korrey was a West Ham United youth before signing for Yeovil Town. He’s also had stints at Poole Town, Bromley, Welling United and Dulwich Hamlet, as well as Braintree for whom he had two spells. Signed from Leatherhead this term.
Forward. Sam joined Merstham as an U23 player and played in their very successful team for the last couple of seasons. He was given the opportunity in the first team in pre-season and has impressed, netting a couple of times in his three outings so far.
Forward. A vastly experienced player, Serge made his debut for Milton Keynes Dons in 2004 in 2–1 defeat in the southern section second round of the Football League Trophy against Bristol City. He has previously played for Kettering Town, Maidenhead United, Halesowen Town, Potters Bar Town, Croydon Athletic, Grays Athletic, Burton Albion, Grimsby Town, Farnborough, Concord Rangers, Havant & Waterlooville, PAEEK and Gresley.
Shola started out at Dublin-based Cherry Orchard FC before being spotted and signed by Stoke City in 2015, when he was 16. After impressing in their Under-16’s, he worked his way through to the Under-23’s where he made his debut against Newcastle United. Although used mainly as a substitute, Shola racked up ten appearances, scoring three goals. Also represented the Republic of Ireland at Under-18 level. He joined the Moatsiders from Worthing in 2019, but picked up an ACL injury in pre-season in August 2020. The Moatsiders are eagerly awaiting his return.
Forward/Assistant Manager. Barry began his career in the Spartan League with Willesden Hawkeye before playing for Stevenage Borough, Bristol Rovers, Fulham, Sheffield United, Millwall, Plymouth Argyle, Leicester City, Cheltenham Town, St Albans City, Arlesey Town, Truro City, before player/coach roles at Chesham United and Windsor. Barry made over 200 appearances during his spell at Fulham, scoring 44 league goals and helping them to two promotions. He was capped ten times by Jamaica at international level.