Jonny Giles joins the Rebels

Midfielder Jonny Giles becomes Scott Davies' latest summer signing, joining from Bishop's Stortford.


What do I want to achieve? Playoffs have to be our aim

Jonny Giles

We are pleased to announce the signing of 29-year-old left sided midfielder Jonny Giles from Bishop’s Stortford.

A physics graduate from Durham University, Jonny has previously played in League Two with Oxford United, as well as making nearly 100 appearances for Chelmsford City.

Jonny was an integral part of the Bishop’s Stortford team which won the Isthmian League Premier Division last season, and scored 18 goals in 80 appearances in total for the club.

Scott Davies had the following to say on his newest recruit:

“Jonny is someone that I’ve played with at three previous clubs (Oxford City, Chelmsford City and Biggleswade Town) so I know exactly what to expect from him.

“I jumped at the chance as soon as Jonny told me that he could be available. Getting promoted with Bishop’s Stortford was bittersweet for Jonny and I know that deep down he is loyal and would like to have given it another go with them this season, but being placed in National League North just wouldn’t have worked with his job commitments. Their loss is certainly our gain.

“It’s fair to say that he’s one of the best players I’ve played with during my time in non-league and someone I’ve always thought extremely highly of as a player but also a person too.

“He’s a local lad, with his family being in Windsor so it’s also good to bring in someone who knows the club and tell me that they’ve ‘always liked the idea of playing for Slough’.

“I’m sure the Rebel Army will enjoy watching Jonny play. He will bring an air of excitement with his ability to create and score goals and I’m over the moon to get him on board.”

Jonny had the following message for supporters:

“I grew up nearby and actually went to school in Slough so I’m very familiar with the area. I’ve played against Slough several times over the past few years, and was training with them briefly over the Covid period, and I’ve always been impressed by the team, the staff, and the fan base.

“I’ve known Scotty for basically my whole career having played alongside him at multiple clubs, so it was a straightforward decision to join after he reached out and after I knew I wouldn’t be able to juggle National League North and my current job. I’ve played with a few of the boys before as well and they’re a great set of lads.

“What do I want to achieve? Playoffs have to be our aim. Personally, I want to keep playing as high as I can for as long as possible, and enjoy my football while doing so. I think I’ll be suited to the surface at the ground, and hopefully that will show through in my performances. I have no doubt Scotty will be building a great team of hungry talented players who want to win things, as he is someone who eats, sleeps, and breathes football!”

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