Dean Blake(Left Midfield)
|Dean started his career as an apprentice at Southampton before signing for Bognor Regis, from whom he signed for the Hawks in August 2000. Dean very quickly proved his worth in the reserve team and has since become a stalwart first team member. One of the club’s showboating experts, his ability to dance the ball through opponent’s defences has lead to some breathtaking finishes. Not least in the League Cup game against Salisbury in 2000, where his goal in the 94th minute of play kept the Hawks in a match eventually won on penalties.
Now one of the club’s longest serving players with over 200 competitive appearances under his belt, Dean struggled to maintain a regular starting position toward the end of last season, but has made progress toward regaining his place this term.