Tommy Widdrington has moved to strengthen his options following the transfer of Elliott Romain to Dagenham and Redbridge. The club this afternoon (Friday) confirmed the signing of proven and experienced striker Reece Connolly. The deal brings him to the Lane on non-contract terms until the end of this season.
"Reece is a player whom I have long known and respected," said the Sports boss. "In fact I gave him his Conference National debut as a seventeen-year-old at Salisbury City!" That debut came in 2010, when Reece was loaned out by his first club, Aldershot Town, and since then the 25-year-old has compiled an impressive CV including Farnborough (who signed him for a club record £12,000 fee), Eastleigh and most recently Whitehawk FC, scoring goals wherever he goes.
Borough fans also had live evidence on Boxing Day of one of Reece's other talents, when he turned in a quite impressive shift as emergency keeper for the Hawks! "Thanks all the same," chuckled Widdrington when reminded of the striker's moonlighting, "but I think we're well covered in that department!" Since departing through the revolving turnstile of the Enclosed Ground, Connolly has trained more than once at the Lane, and he looks a natural fit to provide an extra striking option alongside Nat Pinney, Jamie Taylor and Josh Street.
Updated 14:40 - 17 Mar 2017 by Kevin Anderson