Duo head for Priory Lane exit

Eastbourne Borough have announced a number of departures from the club including fans favourite Danny Potter.

The 34-year-old goalkeeper has left Priory Lane for a second time – following his return to the club from Leiston FC – having initially joined from Staines Town in 2012.

A former Weymouth, Canvey Island and Cambridge United player, Potter made a significant impact last season.

A club statement read: “It had been hoped that the club would have been in a position to agree with Danny terms for the new season following his return to the club mid season, but a mutually satisfactory position could not be reached within current constraints.

“All at Priory Lane thank Danny for his efforts on and off the field and wish him all the best for his future.

Sports boss Tommy Widdrington added: “Danny was the best keeper in the league last season, and it was no coincidence his return to the side (Farnborough away) was the beginning of our strong finish to the campaign.”

Also heading out the Priory Lane exit is Anwar Uddin, but Gary Hart has committed himself to the club for next season.

Widdrington continued: “Having spoken to him (Uddin), and with work commitments as well as a really good coaching opportunity, it has been agreed to part ways.

“I have to say having not known Anwar before signing him here at Boro, he is a top fella and I’m very appreciative of his contribution when both in and out of the side last season. He was the epitomy of professionalism.”

“I know Annie would like to thank all at Boro for the fantastic support he received and I wish him all the very best in the future.”

And on Hart’s decision to stay, Widdrington concluded: “Gary rebuffed numerous other clubs expressing his willingness to be part of our set up here at E.B.F.C. Harty was excellent, particularly during the final third of the last campaign, and pushed Adam Watts and Simon Johnson very close in both Supporters and Managers Awards.

His experience, attitude and general approach to the game are traits many of the younger lads should look to emulate.”

Posted: Friday , June 14, 2013