Boro’ boss delight as duo extend stay at Priory Lane

Tommy Widdrington
Tommy Widdrington

Adam Watts and Kane Haysman have signed one-year contract extensions at Eastbourne Borough.

Defender Watts, 27, who joined Borough in 2012, endured a difficult campaign last season after being restricted because of a foot problem.

But manager Tommy Widdrington worked quickly to secure the services of a player who has made more than 100 appearances for the club.

“He had a frustrating time because of injury but I’m delighted he has signed because when he is fit he is an asset to the club,” Widdrington said.

“He is a fit lad. It wasn’t really an injury that kept him out. He has an extra bone in his foot. But he is fit and ready to go.”

20-year-old Haysman was signed mid-way through last season from Vanarama South rivals Sutton United.

After a slow start to his Borough career, the midfielder has become an integral part of Widdrington’s squad, making 17 appearances last season.

“I told Kane that I expect him to be a big player for me next season,” Widdrington added.

Widdrington revealed he is keen to tie all of his players down to extended deals. The only player not to be offered an extension is Chris Sessegnon.

Richard Pacquette is yet to be offered a new deal but will be in the coming weeks,.

Widdrington is also working on deals to bring in some new faces to the club but is determined not to overhaul the squad.

Talks are ongoing with an unnamed player who “has played at a higher level.”