News from the dugout
15 February 2014
By Tom Reeves
Faversham Town have announced the loan signing of Jack Harris from Maidstone United ahead of their Ryman South clash against table-toppers Peacehaven & Telscombe this weekend.
The signing is welcome news for the Lilywhites, who are likely to be without top scorer Luke Harvey for a further two weeks. In addition, they are rumoured to have lost Captain Aaron Lacy to a freak injury.
Harris, 19, was a major part of the Tunbridge Wells side that reached the FA Vase final last season and scored 51 goals in his time at his former club. However, he is yet to find the net since his move to Ryman Premier League club Maidstone in October.
Harris was given the opportunity to get off the mark for the Stones in the Robert Dyas Cup quarter-final fixture against Burgess Hill, though, his penalty was comfortably saved.
The 19-year-old also suffered some bad luck when he injured a medial ligament fairly recently. This led to him missing 11 weeks of action through the knock but he should be available to make his debut against Peacehaven & Telscombe.
Harris will hope to play regularly and reproduce his goal scoring form in his spell with the Lilywhites.
Speaking to http://www.maidstoneunited.co.uk , Stones Boss Jay Saunders said: “Jack Harris is going on a month-long loan to Faversham Town. He needs game time.
“I know Ray (Turner) and Clive (Walker) at Faversham really well and this deal works for both parties. It’s a great chance for Jack to get some games, score some goals and get his fitness up."