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WELCOME | Bircham bolsters the squad

Lee Bircham has bolstered The Tudors squad ahead of today's game V Welling United. Here are three players that have joined and go straight into today's squad. We wish them well and hope they enjoy their time with us.

Nathan Cooper (Central Defender) - Dual Registration from Hornchurch FC

Nathan signed for Hornchurch from Isthmian Division 1 North side Romford in September 2015 and made his debut against Barkingside on 19th September as the Urchins ran out 5-1 winners. A strong, pacy centre back Nathan has been a key member of the Hornchurch defence which, since his arrival, has an unparalleled record for keeping clean sheets. Not content with stopping goals, Nathan has also chipped in at the other end too, scoring 12 in 139 appearances up to the end of the 2017/18 season. This season Nathan has played 13 times for The Urchins.

Liam McDevitt (Central Defender) - On Loan from Hayes and Yeading

31 year-old central defender who originally joined Hayes & Yeading in thesummer of 2018 having spent the previous campaign in the Southern Premier with St Neots Town.

Started out with Stevenage before moving to Hitchin Town and then Royston Town. After a handful of appearances for each he settled at Barton Rovers for several seasons, interspersed with a brief return to Royston.

In the summer of 2016 Liam moved to St Ives Town where he spent a full season and faced United in the Southern League Cup final, being one of the home sides scorers in United's penalty shoot-out victory.

From St Ives he switched to St Neots before joining United where he was a rock at the heart of the United defence as the Isthmian South Central title was won by a substantial margin.

After a stand out season in United's defence during 2018/19, Liam opted to sign for Biggleswade Town during the summer of 2019 only to return to United before the end of August and was to have another stand out season having also been made Club Captain.

Omar Rowe (Attacking Midfielder) - On Loan from Hayes and Yeading

26 year-old attacking midfielder who joined Hayes & Yeading in August 2019 having last played in Cyprus for Ayia Napa.

Spent the first part of his youth career at West Ham United before moving to Southampton at under-16 level where he excelled, signing his professional deal with the Saints on 1 July 2013. Made his Southampton debut in August 2013 as a substitute against Barnsley in the Football League Cup.

After the Saints he had short spells with Tower Hamlets, Woodford Town and Bishop's Stortford before moving to play in Cyprus in 2016. His first side was Ethnikos Latsion before he moved up a division to sign for Ayia Napa.

In 2018 he signed for first division side Enosis Neon Paralimni before returning to Ayia Napa in January 2019.

After a stand out season with United last year where he finished joint top scorer with 13 goals, including the fan voted "Goal of the Season", Omar returns for a second season in United red.


Source and credit: Hornchurch FC official website & Hayes and Yeading official website


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