SLOUGH Town have confirmed their first two summer signings to be George Wells and Alan Inns from Kingstonian.

Central defender Inns and left-back Wells will bring experience and a winning mentality to The Rebels after they missed out on promotion last season.

Jon Underwood is delighted with the signings after admitting Slough fell short last term, and the joint-manager expects more additions to be made before their return to training on July 1.

He told the Observer: “Alan is a player that I actually played against when he was young and I was going the other way. I’ve known him well for a number of years.

“We actually tried to sign him a couple of times a few years ago but it was right for him to join Kingstonian at that time.

“I was hoping to sign him at some point because he’s a real winner. He knows what it’s like to be in a winning dressing room.

“We fell a little bit short last season but I would like to get that experience and winning mentality into the squad.

“Alan is a full-bloodied centre back, tough in the tackle, and likes to talk and organise. He’s a real leader.”

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PHOTO: Experienced central defender Alan Inns, twice a winner of the Conference South, has joined Slough from Kingstonian.

Underwood added: “I saw George play when he first broke into the Hampton & Richmond Borough side in the Conference South as a teenager.

“He has played over 100 games in the last two years so has good experience for a young player. He’s not a kid at 21.

“George is a very good left back with a good left foot. He defends well, gets up and down and is very good at going forward. He will bring a lot of energy to that position.

“It’s an area that we wanted to fill and George was our number one target, so I’m delighted to have him on board.”

Slough could announce more signings in the coming days but Underwood insists new players will not be added just to make up the numbers.

He said: “We’re not looking to bring in squad players. Everyone is a starter.

“It will make for some tough decisions and conversations because there will be players on the bench that expect to start, but you need that if you want to get promoted.

“Last season we did have people that were squad players and we fell at little bit short.

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PHOTO: George Wells (right) will bring energy to the left-back position for The Rebels next season.

“We released five players at the end of last season so I expect to bring in three more. We certainly need a keeper and a looking at two attack-minded players.

“We are working on those, we are quite far down the line now, and hopefully two more can be announced in the coming days.”

Underwood does not expect any of the current squad to leave Arbour Park, and explained that one player turned down a move into the Conference South.

The Rebels boss said: “He was made an offer but turned them down and agreed to stay with us. We discussed with him where we wanted to go with the club and he agreed to stay.”

Underwood added: “This is the time of year when managers are speaking with players. Everyone does it so we will not relax until the players have signed forms.

“When you get towards the end of June you will know if players are going to move, but we’ve spoken with everyone.

“We are reasonably confident as managers but you can’t really relax until everyone has signed on the dotted line.”

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