Former QPR, Southend and Aldershot midfielder is Worthing FC’s latest new recruit

A midfield player who has spent time at QPR, Southend and Aldershot is Adam Hinshelwood’s latest recruit at Worthing FC.
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Michael Klass, 24, joins other new arrivals Joan Luque, Nicky Wheeler and Joe Felix as the Rebels plan a bid for promotion from National League South after a successful first season at step two.

After spending his youth career at QPR Klass signed professional terms at Southend United in 2017. Despite making 10 League One appearances in 2018-19 he began to find first team opportunities hard to come by at Roots Hall and joined National League Bromley on loan.

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After being released by the Shrimpers in 2021 Klass joined Lewes and had a stand-out season, scoring five times in 42 appearances and being named in the official Isthmian premier team of the season.

Michael Klass checks out his new surroundings | Picture: Worthing FCMichael Klass checks out his new surroundings | Picture: Worthing FC
Michael Klass checks out his new surroundings | Picture: Worthing FC

That earned him a move back to the National League last summer when Aldershot Town snapped him up. He featured 27 times in the National League for the Shots last season and had a brief loan spell back at the Dripping Pan in October.

Hinshelwood said: “I have liked Michael for a long time, he was excellent for Lewes in the games against us a couple of seasons ago. He is coming to us now with experience of the National League, which will add to what we already have in the squad – I can’t wait to work with him.”

As reported, Hinshelwood has also tied several of last season’s squad into new deals – including Joel Colbran, Joe Rye, Ollie Pearce, Kane Wills and Jake Robinson.

The Rebels are due to begin pre-season training this evening (June 27).