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Stevenage complete double signing ahead of new season

Jamie McCombe in action for Doncaster Rovers. Credit: PA

Stevenage have completed the double signing of centre-back Jamie McCombe and MK Dons striker Tom Hitchcock.

32-year-old McCombe, who has played for the likes of Bristol City and Doncaster Rovers, has agreed a one-year deal.

Tom Hitchcock will spend the next month at Stevenage. Credit: PA

Meanwhile, promising forward Hitchcock joins on a month's loan.

The 22-year-old could make his debut in tomorrow's clash against Notts County at the Lamex Stadium.

Stevenage v Notts County, Sky Bet League Two, Saturday 8 August, 3pm

Former Luton Town defender Franks joins Stevenage

Fraser Franks (left) playing for previous club Welling United. Credit: PA

Former Luton Town defender Fraser Franks has joined Stevenage on a free transfer.

The centre-half spent 18 months at Kenilworth Road, but was released by the Hatters earlier this week.

"It's a new challenge for me and a chance to prove myself. I'm really looking forward to getting going."

– Fraser Franks, Stevenage


Stevenage driver Lewis Hamilton named as Invictus Games ambassador

Lewis Hamilton has been confirmed as the first ambassador for the Invictus Games Foundation. Credit: PA

Stevenage driver Lewis Hamilton has been confirmed as the first ambassador for the Invictus Games Foundation.

The Foundation, which was established with the help of Prince Harry, say that they chose Hamilton because of his "focus, determination and talent."

He will act as a role model for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women and will actively promote the Foundation around the world.

“After meeting the Invictus team at BBC Sports Personality of the Year last year I was inspired by their mental strength and determination to overcome adversity and succeed, which encouraged me to get more involved with the Foundation.

I’m proud to be their first ambassador.”

– Lewis Hamilton

Stage 4 of Women's Tour reaches Hertfordshire

Laura Trott in the white, at the start line of Stage 1 Credit: ITV News Anglia

Stage 5 of the Women's Tour gets underway in Laura Trott's home county of Hertfordshire today.

The riders will set off at 10.00am from Waltham Cross in Broxbourne, heading north through Cheshunt and Hertford.

The route reaches the most northerly point as it passes through Royston and then towards the finish at around 12.45pm in the High Street, Stevenage.

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