Zawadski returns to Hornets as promising young duo depart

Harry Smith has left Horsham to join Worthing
Harry Smith has left Horsham to join Worthing

The revolving door continues to spin at Horsham with two more new arrivals and three departures this week.

Former Worthing midfielder Jacob Peake, who has recently been training with Eastbourne Borough, has joined, along with experienced former goalkeeper Mark Zawadski.

The highly-rated stopper has rejoined the club for his third spell and was on the bench for their midweek defeat at Merstham.

Joint boss Anthony Storey is keen to increase competition for places and has also brought in the keeper as cover for Gareth Williams, who is suffering with rib problems.

Three players have also left the club; two of which are promising young duo Jamie Ampleford and Harry Smith, who have moved on in search of regular football.

Striker Ampleford has departed ahead of going to university next year and youth team product Smith has joined Worthing in search of regular football ahead of leaving for America in the summer.

Recent addition Callum Sherriff has also moved on because of limited availability due to work commitments.

Storey said: “It’s important to have competition for places. Wherever I have played, sometimes it’s good to have a look around to the bench and see what’s going on around you.

“It’s healthy for competition and keeps everyone on their toes. Gareth has been excellent for the part of the season I have seen him, but he is also struggling with a rib injury. With that in mind we needed cover and adding Mark is a great addition.

“I’ll keep adding, no question about that. We have five or six at the moment that are nailed on week in week out, but we need to keep going and changing things.

“When the side is settled with a squad we are happy with, the results will come.”

On the departures, he added: “Jamie was getting a little bit frustrated at not making the squad and decided to move on with uni in his mind.

“Young Harry just wants to play games. He is off to America in the summer and I cannot offer him 90 minutes every week.

“It’s difficult with the younger ones with the position we are in.”