Former Fulham and AFC Wimbledon winger snapped up by Horsham

Horsham have confirmed the signing of winger Tom Richards from Isthmian Premier Division rivals Kingstonian.

Thursday, 3rd June 2021, 10:20 am
Updated Thursday, 3rd June 2021, 5:43 pm
The Camping World Community Stadium. Picture by Steve Robards

The wide man can also play left-back, wing-back and left midfield.

The 26-year-old joined Kingstonian last summer from Dorking Wanderers, and made ten appearances for the K’s during the curtailed 2020-21 campaign.

The versatile left-sided player began his career under a scholarship at Fulham and signed a two-year professional contract at Craven Cottage in 2014.

Richards joined AFC Wimbledon on loan in 2014 and made ten appearances for the then League Two club.

He then went to Aldershot Town in another loan move in 2015 before he signed for the Shots on a permanent basis for the 2015-16 campaign.

Richards departed the Hampshire outfit a year later and had a brief spell at Austrian fourth-tier club FC Kitzbühel before moving back to England to play for Walton Casuals and Welling United.

The winger enjoyed two seasons at Leatherhead, scoring five times in 46 appearances, before moving to Dorking Wanderers in 2018.

Richards had a very successful career at Meadowbank before his move to Kingstonian.

The 26-year-old lifted the Isthmian Premier Division title with Wanderers in 2018-19, and helped Dorking reach the National League South play-offs semi-finals a year later.