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Hornchurch boss can relax after latest signings

PUBLISHED: 15:00 13 June 2014

Hornchurch manager Jim McFarlane  (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Hornchurch manager Jim McFarlane (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Hornchurch boss Jimmy McFarlane admits that he can now relax for a little while after the latest set of signings.

The Urchins chief saw Chris Bourne and Joey May sign on for next season yesterday, hot on the heels of midfield lynchpin Frankie Curley, Phil Starkey and striker George Purcell all having committed to the club.

McFarlane has also brought in three new faces in the shape of experienced midfielder Tom Davis, former Hornchurch youth player Tobi Joseph and midfielder Junior Luke, while another was set to go through last night.

It has been a hectic few weeks for McFarlane, but he is pleased with how it has all gone as he prepares his side for what he believes will be one of the hardest Ryman Premier campaigns ever.

He said: “It’s going to be the toughest season for some time. There are going to be loads of teams up there with Margate, Maidstone, Kingstonian and Dulwich all 
really strong sides. But with Joey and Chris we’ve got another two signed on from last season and it will be nice to relax for a bit now.”

McFarlane was pleased to finally get Davis, having missed out on the former Chelmsford City, Lewes and St Albans man last season.

“He’d just received a very good offer from Chelmsford last season, but was very keen to link up this season and his experience in 
midfield is a massive boost,” added McFarlane

Joseph was with the club as a youngster before he moved to play in Sweden and is known by Urchins’ Dave Rainford having been a pupil of his at Barking 
Abbey School.

“Tobi’s been in Sweden in two spells either side of some time at Hayes & Yeading, but Dave knows him from Barking Abbey,” he added.

“He was around for thefinal 10 weeks of last season, but we couldn’t get the international clearance until now. He’s a very powerful boy who can play anywhere up top and out wide in midfield.”

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