Elvis enters the building

Those Eastbourne Borough fans all shook-up by the departure of Jamie Taylor should have a new striker to cheer against Bath City tomorrow as the goal king Elvis Hammond looks set to arrive.

While it’s not quite now or never for Tommy Widdrington’s side, the 33-year-old Ghanian, who was on loan to Hastings United from Farnborough, will certainly boost a squad in desperate need of a win if the paperwork can be finalised today (Friday).

Elvis Hammond in action for Hastings

Elvis Hammond in action for Hastings

The graceland of the play-offs are always on the mind of the supporters this time of year but as Borough have slipped from third place to 11th in the Skrill South, the Sports are looking to build a bridge over troubled waters and get their season back on track.

The Borough boss accepts it’s now time for less conversation and a little more action from the same players the fans couldn’t help falling in love with during the early stages of the season.

Speaking at training on Thursday the Borough boss said, “Last Saturday was one of the few times this season where we have been disheartened with the performance of the players.

“While we don’t wish to perform like that, there were factors as we had three and a half weeks prior to that without a competitive match.

“We want to get back playing. If you look at the stats this season, when we have been playing thick and fast, like at the beginning of the season, we picked up momentum.”

Borough’s rapid slide down the table has fuelled suspicious minds at the Lane but it shows just how tight the Skrill South is this season.

Borough maybe in 11th spot but only a fool would rush in and say they couldn’t reach a play-off spot.

He added, “Most of the teams around us have played four or five games over this period. So the fact we are only a couple of points off where we want to be is good. We only need to bounce a couple of wins together and we are right in the mix.”

By adding the attacking talents of Stacy Long and Hammond on loan, it increases Borough’s goal threat with the option to return to sender at the end of the month.