Borough re-sign former striker Richard Pacquette

Richard Pacquette
Richard Pacquette

Eastbourne Borough have bolstered their attacking options by re-signing striker Richard Pacquette.

Pacquette, 31, played for Borough in 2010-11 under Garry Wilson when Borough competed in the Blue Square Premier.

The former QPR forward scored 10 goals in 33 appearances that year before moving on to Hayes and Yeading.

Last season Pacquette represented Maidenhead and scored 15 goals from 44 appearances in the Skrill South.

Boss Tommy Widdringtonsaid, “While not the generic profile of most of my signings, and having played for Eastbourne before while in the Conference Premier, I felt his age, experience and style of play is something we haven’t really had here for a little while and will give us an extra dimension as a squad.

“I felt the same before bringing Ian Simpemba to Priory Lane.

“I know he was very well liked before and having spoken to him I know he is “hungry and keen to get down here and is excited by the prospect of joining the squad.

“With Gavin McCallum and Darren Lok I feel our options have been increased greatly and I’m sure they will all play their part.

“I’m sure some will question me initially, however the clamour for ‘A No. 9’ has been a constant since my arrival but in fairness to Richard his goal scoring record at this level is on a par with the best.

“I’m sure he’ll be welcomed by the faithful Boro fans as they join me in welcoming.”