With the big Premiership clubs splashing the cash on transfer deadline day, Horsham FC have also been busy with three new signings.
Striker Darren Lok and centre back/right back Tom Gilbert have been brought in on loan from Eastbourne Borough, along with Billy-Jo King, a left back from Tonbridge Angels.
The trio signed terms after training with the squad on Thursday and should all go straight in for Saturday’s visit of Tooting & Mitcham.
And Hornets manager Simon Colbran believes he has added three players who will be desperate to impress.
“Both Tommy Warrilow (Tonbridge manager) and Tommy Widdrignton (Eastbourne manager) demand 100 per cent commitment so we know we won’t get anything less than that from the lads we’ve signed,” Colbran said.
“They are all looking to prove themselves at their clubs so that will work in our favour. Sometimes you have to be careful loaning players, those from professional clubs often come in thinking they’re better than they are but that won’t be the case here and they all trained brilliantly on Thursday night.”
Colbran is now particularly happy with his defensive options, and said that was the key area he wanted to get right to help the club stabilise after relegation last season.
The late transfer activity has also seen some casualties, with striker Reggie Savage released along with Mithun Nayee and Jaufrey Mahdoo. Emmanual Kadima and Geoffrey Kimoto, two triallists who were out on loan, have also not been retained.
Colbran added: “Without singling anyone out I did not get the attitude I wanted on or off the pitch, I want 100 per cent and nothing less.”
Horsham host Tooting & Mitcham at Gorings Mead this Saturday, kick off 3pm.
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