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McFarlane welcomes Bremner and Roberts
Hornchurch announced the signing of two new players last week as Leigh Bremner signed from Cray Wanderers and Luke Roberts joined from Erith & Belvedere.
And Urchins manager Jimmy McFarlane is hoping Bremner will add to the array of talented forwards at the club, while Roberts provides decent back-up to Spanish keeper Inigo Echepare.
Bremner had made over 250 appearances for Cray and scored over 100 goals and McFarlane said: “I’ve liked him for years and years and Cray was his club, but the timing was right for us to nick him.
“They are in turmoil a little bit at Cray and I think he’ll add already to what we’ve got.
“He hags the life out of people, you don’t win one free header, tackle or clearance, and he puts his head in the way.”
That hard work is something McFarlane admires in a player and he is also looking forward to seeing stopper Roberts in action.
Hornchurch have hardly ever used a second choice keeper and although Echepare’s position isn’t under threat, Roberts will get some opportunities to show what he can do.
McFarlane added: “We’ve never had a second goalkeeper.
“Luke’s come through from low football and I want to take a look at him.
“In some of the cups games I’ll throw him in and give him a chance and see how he goes.”