With 13 new faces joining Eastbourne Borough over the summer, which of the Sports’ stars are tipped to cause a stir in the Blue Square Bet South this year?
DANNY POTTER: Eastbourne Borough have struggled to find a safe pair of hands between the sticks in recent seasons but many believe Danny Potter is the answer. The former Torquay, Stevenage and Cambridge stopper will also provide a good influence off the pitch for the younger members of the squad. He could prove to be a very astute signing by Tommy Widdrington.
ANWAR Uddin: Will provide great experience at the back and should be a perfect partner for Ollie Rowe.
A real rock at the back who has league experience with West Ham, Bristol Rovers and Sheffield Wednesday. More recently has represented Barnet, Greys and Staines.
MARVIN HAMILTON OMOLE: Played a handful of games last season but Boro’ fans never saw the best of him. Has terrific pace and always looking to get forward. Will no doubt limit the appearances of veteran defender Darren Baker.
CHRIS SHEPHARD: A bright left-sided midfielder who will provide the creative spark for the team. Very mobile and has an eye for a goal and able to pick out the forwards with telling through balls. Should prove a great replacement for Matt Crabb and will combine well with Sam Cole.
Simon Johnson: 2012-13 is big year for the former England Youth International. Broke into the side under Garry Wilson and impressed in the Blue Square Premier. Like many players last season, he struggled to show consistent form in the Blue Square South. This season boss Tommy Widdrington will be looking for the midfielder to get back to his best.
JAMES WALKER: Fans will look to the former Charlton striker to supply the goals if Eastbourne Borough are to challenge at the top end of the table this season. Was on the verge of leaving Charlton to sign for Southend for £200,000 but the deal collapsed after he failed a medical. Last season he was at Dover Athletic and scored six goals from 27 games.