Charman signs trio as he looks for first win

Gary Charman was delighted with Horsham's performance
Gary Charman was delighted with Horsham's performance

Horsham manager Gary Charman wants to build on a fine second half comeback last weekend against Herne Bay when his side hosts second to bottom Corinthian Casuals at Gorings Mead on Saturday.

He has made three new signings since taking over the reins from Simon Colbran two weeks ago.

They are: former Horsham winger Steve Sargent, an experienced player who played for Crawley Down last season who has transferred from Merstham, plus strikers Rodrigo Branco and Akwasi Fobi-Edusei, who have joined from Ryman South promotion chasers Hastings Utd.

Sargent and Branco started against Herne Bay while Fobi-Edusei came on from the bench during the second half as Horsham recovered from 2-0 down to draw 2-2.

Charman said: “I saw a response on Saturday and in the end we had a good result after being 2-0 down. I saw heart and character. We now have competition for places and this will help us as we look to build our confidence.”

Charman reckons his new signings should prove welcome additions. He said: “Steve (Sargent) is very comfortable on the ball and plays with a lot of variety. He’s a good player.

“Rodrigo holds the ball up well and has a good goal ratio, while Akwasi lives in London and has found the travelling to Hastings too much.”

Striker Michael Death has gone out on a month’s loan to play for Simon Colbran’s new club Crowborough to pick up match practise to help him recover from a pre-season injury which has led to limited opportunities to play.