Striker Dodd re-joins Rebels

Terry Dodd (right) in action for Rebels in 2011
Terry Dodd (right) in action for Rebels in 2011
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WORTHING Football Club have this evening re-signed former striker Terry Dodd after he left Lewes by mutual consent earlier today.

Dodd scored 22 goals for Rebels, under Chris White, in the 2010-11 season before he joined local rivals Bognor Regis.

Dodd spent three seasons at The Rocks and netted 35 goals in all competitions last season, before he then joined Lewes in the summer. However, after one goal in 13 appearances for the club this season, Lewes announced on their website earlier today that Dodd had left the club by mutual consent.

Rebels boss Adam Hinshelwood is delighted to have Dodd back at the club and said: “Terry’s a great signing.

“I like the thought of Trevor (McCreadie) and Terry linking up and then we’ve got Omar Bugiel, Curtis Gayler and Alex Laing all looking for starting places as well.

“It adds competition to places in the squad and Terry is someone who has scored goals at this level before.

“I’m sure the fans will welcome him back with open arms and will look forward to seeing him in a red shirt again.”

Rebels coach and assistant manager Jon Meeney added: “Terry is a fantastic signing for the club. It goes to show the direction that we are working towards, which is a positive and bright future.

“I know Terry personally and I’ve coached him briefly before and he can’t wait to get started.

“He’ll fit into our style of play and will fit into the group well. I’m sure the Worthing fans will be pleased to see him back and he’s looking forward to playing for his local side again.”

On whether Dodd’s arrival could raise expectations for the season, Hinshelwood said: “We always set high standards anyway, so nothing really changes on that front.

“Whether fans’ expectations raise, possibly they will, but all Jon Meeney, Mick Fogden and I can do is prepare for every game as it comes.

“Terry arrives at a good time as we’re three unbeaten in the league and we want to get on another little run and then see where we are after Christmas.

“He’s another experienced player at this level and I’ve been pleased with what we’ve done this week as we’ve also brought in Matt Axell and Billy Franks from East Preston. They’re not used to losing games, so have brought a winning mentality in with them as well.”