CONCORD Rangers have been boosted by Aron Pollock committing his future to the club.

Since the curtain came down on the National League South season, numerous key players have departed the Aspect Arena.

Plenty of defenders - including Tyrone Sterling, Connor Essam, Frazer Shaw and Tosan Popo - have moved onto pastures new and boss Danny Scopes was delighted to see Pollock extend his stay with the Beach Boys into a second campaign.

Scopes, who replaced Sammy Moore as Concord manager last month, said: “Aron agreeing to stay with us is great news and I’m really pleased.

“It took a bit longer than we expected to get it over the line because of the break from football, but it was important for Aron to get his head around what he wanted to do and we had another good chat last week.

“It is good to have kept another player who played his part in our success last season.

“He worked with me last year and the fact that he wants to stay shows that he wants to be a part of what we are looking to put in place at the club.

“Even though he is still young, he is a mature lad and it’s fantastic that he has agreed to stay with us.”

Pollock, 21, followed former boss Moore from Leatherhead to Concord last summer.

And Scopes is looking forward to seeing the defender develop further in the forthcoming season.

“He had a few disappointments when he was in and out of the team last season,” added Scopes.

“But he kept his head down and was always training well.

“I can’t remember him having a bad game and you could never question his attitude.

“We know we can trust him and he was a bit unfortunate that the previous manager chose to bring in another defender halfway through the season because otherwise he would have made more appearances.

“He can play in a few different positions and that versatility is of major benefit to us.

“Having come through at Leyton Orient, he came here from Leatherhead but he is actually a Canvey lad.

“He lives only five minutes away from the clubhouse and it’s great to have a local lad playing for us.”