He has spent the current campaign training at Bolton to keep his fitness up, now 400-game veteran midfielder Michael Tonge has signed for Teddy Sheringham’s League Two Stevenage Borough.
Tonge left Leeds United at the end of last season after making a total of 76 appearances for the Whites, initially on loan from Stoke City in September 2012 before signing on as a Leeds United player on January 10 2013. Since being released by the Elland Road outfit, the 32-year old has been without a club until now and his signing on as a Boro player.
Quoted in the Hertfordshire Mercury, but speaking to Stevenage FC, Tonge talks about his excitement at getting back into football for Teddy Sheringham’s side. He says,
“I’m delighted. The manager spoke to me and I was excited to sign and play some football. First off I have been very impressed. It’s a good group of players and a good manager playing the game in the right way. I have been impressed with the set-up and the training ground. I’m looking forward to getting cracking. I have been doing some training over at Bolton Wanderers. They have been great with me. Andy Hughes [Bolton U21 boss] spoke to [Stevenage assistant manager] Kevin Watson about me.” Michael Tonge: Hertfordshire Mercury – October 19, 2015
Whilst only signing today, Tonge could be in line for his debut in tomorrow’s game against Portsmouth away, something that the former Stoke and Leeds man is hopeful will happen.
Michael Tonge – first interview