Worthing swoop to sign Summers

Worthing Football Club boosted their attacking options this evening by bringing in forward Dan Summers.

Friday, 10th March 2017, 8:42 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:06 am
Dan Summers in action for Carshalton Athletic against Worthing last season

The 28-year-old, who last turned out for Corinthian Casuals in the Ryman League South, has joined on a 18-month contract which will run until the end of next season.

Worthing have been left short in the forward areas over the past month or so with the departures of Omar Bugiel and Brighton & Hove Albion loanee David Ajiboye.

Lloyd Dawes was forced off after straining his hamstring in Tuesday's sixth success Ryman League Premier Division defeat at Canvey Island, leaving Worthing without him for around four weeks.

During a stint with Carshalton Athletic last season, Summers netted twice against Worthing, a game in which he caught joint manager Gary Elphick's eye.

Speaking to worthingfc.com on the addition of Summers, Elphick said: "He's a physical presence up front, which is something we've been lacking since Omar left.

"He bullied us that day when he scored two goals against us and I've been keeping tabs on him ever since.

"We've struggled for goals recently, Dan's regularly hit 20-plus goals in the league below, while featuring enough at this level for the likes of Kingstonian and Metropolitan Police."

Summers started this season with Walton Casuals in the Ryman League South, where five goals early in the campaign saw him make the move to Worthing's Premier Division rivals Metropolitan Police.

He then had a short-spell with Corinthian Casuals last month, before sealing the move to Woodside Road earlier this evening.

Summers' registration went through making him available to go straight in the squad for tomorrow's league clash at Harrow Borough.

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