- Gradi Milenge
Gradi, 22, is a central defender and was signed by Staines Town from Harlow Town of the Bostik League at the end of September 2018 before joining the Stags in February 2019. At 6’2”, Gradi should be an important acquisition to the back row. He spent last season with Maldon & Tiptree and before that had seven years coming up through the ranks with Brentford, where he picked up a couple of age-group Player of the Year awards and experienced representative football. He had a loan spell with Farnborough (3 appearances in 2014/15) while still with The Bees, and has also appeared for Grays Athletic, Northwood (15 apps 2 goals), and Hendon (3 apps before injuring his knee in the February), in 2016/17, and Bedford Town (2 apps) and London Colney (3 apps) last season. He played in Harlow’s opening 5 games of the current campaign. He lives in north London, and was born in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.