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Darlington Football Club

Ray Simpson / 23rd May 2021

Quakers sign defender Lexus Beeden

Quakers sign defender Lexus Beeden

Former Reading player moves northwards

Quakers have today signed centre half Lexus Beeden.

Lexus, 21, stands at six foot three inches and started his career at Tooting and Mitcham, where his performances drew interest from Leeds United and Sunderland, before he moved to Reading in August 2019.

He played for their Under 23 side before he moved to Welling in National League South in October 2020, and he played for them until the season was curtailed in February. He also had a trial at Middlesbrough last season.

Darlington manager Alun Armstrong said; “I was alerted to Lexus by Craig Liddle at Middlesbrough, and Lexus came along and had a couple of training sessions with us.

“Lexus has been on trial at clubs in the National League South, but he wants to test himself in the National League North, which is a stronger league. He’s prepared to relocate to this area, and not travel up and down the country.

“He’s a big lad who is very good in the air and will give us a presence at the back – something which we’ve lacked at times in the last two years.”

We would like to welcome Lexus to the club, and wish him every success during his time with us.

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