McFarlane finally gets his man as Bishop joins Hornchurch

PUBLISHED: 17:56 06 January 2015 | UPDATED: 17:56 06 January 2015

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

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

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Striker boost for Urchins.

Hornchurch manager Jimmy McFarlane is delighted to finally get his man after completing the signing of former Ware striker Kieran Bishop.

The Urchins chief had scouted Bishop on a number of occasions, with the forward netting 19 goals in 31 games for the Ryman North outfit.

Hornchurch submitted a seven-day approach earlier in the season for the striker and after some careful consideration, Bishop now feels the time is right to test himself in the Ryman Premier, and that has pleased his new boss McFarlane.

“Goals are what we need at the moment and with his record of 19 in 31 games it’s hard not to take notice of what he’s done,” said McFarlane.

“I’ve watched him several times and we submitted a seven-day approach for him a while ago and he ummed and ahhed about it because he had been with the manager now in charge at Ware for four years.

“It was a tough decision for him but he’s now had a change of heart and feels ready for the challenge.”

And though it is a jump up a level for the striker, McFarlane hopes he doesn’t take long to settle into his new surroundings.

“He scores goals and that’s the main thing, hopefully it doesn’t take him too long to settle in and start scoring,” he added.

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