Boss Widdrington: I’ll shake Jamie’s hand but only after the match

Jamie Taylor
Jamie Taylor

Tommy Widdrington says there will be no room for sentiment as former fans favourite Jamie Taylor returns to Priory Lane this weekend.

Taylor, who enjoyed two successful spells at Eastbourne Borough, most recently on loan from Sutton United earlier this season, will be part of the Sutton side who travel down for their Skrill South clash this weekend.

In his most recent spell he scored four goals in three games, propelling Borough towards the play off spots, and netted 35 times in 104 outings between 2009 and 2011.

Widdrington had a good working relationship with the striker, 31, and was keen to keep him at the club, however, he revealed there would be no time for catching up as his side go in search of three vital points

“I was aware of the situation and we were lucky to get him. It was beneficial for all three parties and Jamie was nothing but a gentlemen during his time here. Every time he pulled the shirt on he gave everything for the team and I thank him and Sutton for that. I’ll shake his hand at five o’clock but not before the game, he’s nothing more than an opposition player until then.”

Widdrington is also keen not to concentrate too many of their resources on the threat posed by their former man and added, “They are more than strong enough to hurt us in other areas.”