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Dowse brings in another defender

9 months ago By Rob Overfield

Alan signs Oxford Utd defender on 1 month loan deal

The Club are delighted to announce the signing on a one month loan of 22 year old defender Sam Long from Oxford Utd.

Highly rated right back Long made his debut for the U's back in 2013 and is a graduate of the club's academy side; he has made 18 appearances for the club in that time, all in the Football League.

Speaking this afternoon, Alan Dowson seemed pretty happy with the deal. "It's good to get someone in of his quality to add to the existing players we already have and we'll be glad of his experience in the next month or so."

Mischievously, Dowse had another reason for being happy with the loan deal. "Sam's a Sunderland supporter, like me and Graham the chairman, so he's going to fit it right away."

The paperwork has been approved by the League and Sam will go into the squad for tomorrow's visit of Hungerford Town as Dowse will be looking for a good result to keep the pressure on Dartford at the top of the National League South.

In addition, Dowse has another signing lined up. "We've all the paperwork lined up for anther signing, but it won't go through today as the player has got 'flu. We'll complete the deal next week when he's better."

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