Queens Park Rangers defender joins Eastbourne Borough on loan

Eastbourne Borough can today announce two changes in the playing squad.

Friday, 31st January 2020, 11:03 am
Updated Friday, 31st January 2020, 11:04 am
Franklin Domi in action for Queens Park Rangers. Picture by Ian Randall Photography

Leaving Priory Lane is centre-back Manni Adebowale.

Signed in the summer of 2019 by former manager Lee Bradbury, Manni is heading for Crawley Town to rejoin Bradbury, who is now assistant manager at the People’s Pensions Stadium.

Always a popular figure both on and off the field, Adebowale has made many friends at Borough, but the chance of a step up – technically, two steps up – to the Football League is not one that he could turn down.

Borough manager Danny Bloor commented: “Manni is an up and coming young player and a true sportsman.

"A fine performance against Crawley Town in the Senior Cup will have caught the eye and earned him this move.

"He leaves with the very best wishes of everyone at Priory Lane.”

The transfer involves an undisclosed fee, and goes through today (Friday) subject to FA clearance.

Meanwhile, Danny Bloor has strengthened his defensive options with the signing of Franklin Domi from Queens Park Rangers.

"Scouted by Rangers as a youngster while playing for Enfield Borough and Wingate and Finchley, Franklin signed an initial contract at Loftus Road in March 2019, extended last summer, and he is a regular member of the QPR Under-23 team.

Already an Albanian international at Under-20 and Under-21 level, Domi is a tall and athletic left-sided defender.

“Franklin is a great addition to our squad,” commented Bloor.

“He already has good pedigree and I am sure he will make a valuable contribution, as well as gaining valuable experience himself by playing in National South.”

Franklin met with the Borough squad on Thursday evening, taking full part in a high-octane training session at the Lane.

He arrives on an initial 28-day loan and is available for Saturday’s home game against Hemel Hempstead Town.

Welcome, Franklin!