Horsham’s new signing Tom Bold believes he can help his new team stay up.
The central midfielder made a successful debut for Hornets on Saturday during their 2-0 victory at Hastings.
Bold, 21, is a former member of the Seagulls Centre of Excellence and has played Ryman League football for Burgess Hill Town, Three Bridges, Crawley Down Gatwick and Redhill.
He said: “I talked to Trevor McCreadie and Tom Vickers who I have played with for Sussex before I joined and they told me it’s a good club.
“My manager Ian Chapman said I should go and get game time for the rest of the season as I was on the bench at Burgess Hill. Hopefully we can do the miracle and keep them up.
“It’s very possible, the players are good enough. A couple of mistakes have cost them this season but they should be in the Ryman League, if not the league above.
“The club is run very professionally and they get good crowds at Horsham.
“I felt I played well on Saturday - I’ve been playing for my university team to keep fit. I think that’s the turning point of the season.”
Bold is currently doing a sports coaching degree at the University of Chichester and he added: “It’s six FA Cup finals. If we keep on winning and other results go for us we believe we can stay up. Everyone’s up for the challenge. It’s a long way but the support at Hastings was excellent. The fans are brilliant and it’s time we paid them back, they deserve it.”
Horsham will be looking for their second win in a row on Saturday when they host Whyteleafe who are pushing for a place in the play-offs.