Horsham glad to re-sign Charles and other additions

Shaun Charles in action for East Preston last season
Shaun Charles in action for East Preston last season

Forward Shaun Charles re-signing for the club is one of four new additions at Horsham over the past week.

The attacking player, who made five substitute appearance for the Hornets earlier in the season before joining Littlehampton in September, has reversed his registration again.

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Holding midfielder or defender Tom Atkinson has also joined from Chichester City. The youngster came through the youth section at Bognor and Pagham, before joining Chi at the start of the campaign.

Well-travelled goalkeeper James Shaw and former Horsham youth stopper Jonathan Burfiend have signed as cover for Gareth Williams, who misses the next two games on honeymoon.

Horsham boss Dominic Di Paola said: “I never really wanted to lose Shaun earlier in the season. He is a great player when he gets playing regularly and scored 23 goals for East Preston last season in a really poor side.

“Tom is a holding midfielder or centre-half, he had been at Bognor youth and then at Chi since the start of the year, but it did not really work out for him there.

“Gareth is on honeymoon so we always knew we were missing him for a few games. James has been about for years at Lancing, Dorking, who he left last year, Worthing United and Hassocks.”

As expected, Di Paola has also managed to loan out youngster Jake Chadwick, who is off to Steyning Town, and Samir Hadi, who has joined Peacehaven & Telescombe.

Di Paola added: “They need minutes and it’s difficult not having an under-21s or reserves. When players are not playing they need to get fit and 20 minutes here or there is not good enough.

“Now we have the numbers, we can afford to send them off. Samir will really benefit from four or five games with Peacehaven, and I hope Jake gets some in it Steyning.”

Full-back Ryan Storrie has left the club to join Lancing.

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