Fleet’s January shopping continued apace this afternoon with the capture of former Wycombe Wanderers club captain Stuart Lewis.
The second ‘Lewis’ in as many days to sign, 27-year-old midfielder Stuart developed in the Norwich, Arsenal and Tottenham academies, while also earning England youth international honours. He made his Football League debut for Barnet in 2007 before spending a season at Stevenage alongside Fleet skipper Daryl McMahon, winning England C honours.
In 2008 Stuart signed for Gillingham for a fee, playing in the League Two play-off final at Wembley and helping the Gills to promotion. After two years at Priestfield, he stayed in League One with a move to newly promoted Dagenham & Redbridge and, after an initial loan period, then signed for Wycombe Wanderers in 2011.
Once again Stuart tasted success, helping Wycombe to automatic promotion from League Two in his first season. He was players’ and supporters’ player of the season in 2012/13, becoming club captain and in total has appeared more than 160 times for the Adams Park club. He signed a new deal at Wycombe in the summer of 2014 but is now eager for the new challenge, telling FleetOnline this afternoon that he “can’t wait to get started, it’s exciting and a fresh start for me. Hopefully I can help fire the club back up the leagues.”
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