New Signing For Eastbourne Borough

Saturday 26th November 2016

eastbourne buzz news - Tom Murphy Ebfc

A last-minute signing has joined Eastbourne Borough.

With Gavin McCallum likely to be ruled out until New Year, after breaking his elbow against Weston-Super-Mare. On loan from Maidstone United attacker, Tom Murphy, has been brought in to fill the void.

24-year-old Murphy has trained at Priory Lane this week and he arrives on an initial one-month loan. "Tom is well known to us and I have always rated him highly," commented Borough Manager, Tommy Widdrington, “As a quick essentially left-sided attacker he is a natural replacement while Gavin is recovering, and I am grateful to Jay Saunders (Maidstone manager) for his help. Like any player in my squad, Tom will have to earn the right to a starting place, of course, but he is eligible for both the FA Trophy and the Sussex Senior Cup, and with a busy December and Christmas ahead I am sure he will prove his worth."

The paperwork for Murphy's move should have gone through on Thursday (24 November), but an administrative hitch meant that the loan agreement was not finalised at the FA until 11.57 yesterday - just three minutes before the noon deadline for FA Trophy eligibility.

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