Stevenage delight in landing Guthrie as Broadhall Way becomes pastures of plenty after Boro boss Dino Maamria makes 12th new summer signing
PUBLISHED: 18:08 26 July 2018 | UPDATED: 18:22 26 July 2018
Free agaent and former Colchester United striker Kurtis Guthrie has signed for Stevenage on a one year deal with an option for another 12 months.
The 25-year-old forward has previously played for Forest Green Rovers before signing for the U’s in July 2016, notching 13 goals in 49 appearances in total for the Essex club.
Guthrie left the U’s in March after undergoing surgery on an ankle injury but has impressed Dino Maamria during a trial spell, which led the 46-year-old Tunisian to offer a permanent deal.
The Jersey-born 6ft 3in attacker is determined to repay the faith Boro boss Maamria has showed in him.
Speaking after signing for the Broadhall Way outfit on Thursday afternoon Guthrie said: “I have got a real fire in my belly and desire to get back to the form that I know I’m capable of hitting.
“With the boys that the club has recruited, it’s tailored to my game so it should be a nice fit.”
Guthrie putting pen to paper means the club has now singned 12 new players at the latest count this summer, as manager Maamria aims to vastly improve on a disappointing 16th place finish in League Two last term.
Maamria believes landing Guthrie will benefit both parties.
He added: “Kurtis wasn’t short of offers this summer but straight after we met he believed in what Stevenage FC stood for and the direction the club was heading in.
“He agreed to join us to get his career back on track after his injury set back with Colchester United last season.
“He is an out-and-out No9, very strong, mobile and he has always scored goals.
“The addition will complement our front line and add strong competition to the squad. We will work hard to get him fit as soon as possible.”