Jordan the giant is set for his Saffrons debut

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Eastbourne Town boss Danny Bloor has recruited a midfielder with experience of playing on the continent ahead of two tough fixtures at the Saffrons.

In February 2010 Bloor brought in former Nigerian international Francis Kumbur. This year, he’s been looking closer to home. Former Charlton Athletic youngster Jordan Anderson, who has also turned out in the Belgian fourth division for Royal Racing Montegnee, made his debut as a substitute last weekend.

Anderson is set to keep his place in the squad this week, as Town welcome Ryman division one south leaders Bognor Regis Town to the Saffrons tomorrow and third placed Metropolitan Police on Wednesday.

Bloor said, “He’s six foot seven, he can play centre back and centre midfield. He had a good start at Charlton and we’ll have a look at him over the next few weeks. He fits in with our criteria in that he’s young.”

Of the double header to come, the manager added, “They’re two good games, games you enjoy, these are the times you want to play the top teams in the league. Hopefully we’ll get good crowds for both of them.

“We’re looking forward to it, we beat Bognor at their place earlier in the season, Met Police have been letting in a few goals lately, so we’re confident.”

Bloor had set a target of 40 points to secure survival. Town currently sit nine points clear of the relegation places, but face home matches against two of the bottom four in the coming fortnight.

The manager continued, “We’re a relatively new team, we won three games in a row and kept three clean sheets then we went away and lost two games.

“It’s a learning curve for us, for the players, myself and the coaching staff.”

Ryan James serves the final match of his three-game suspension against Bognor, and will return on Wednesday. Joe Goldsmith, who was dismissed against Chatham 10 days ago, will miss only one match.