By Matt Bishop
Dorking Wanderers have completed the signing of former Fulham and AFC Wimbledon player Lewis Taylor until the end of next season.
The box-to-box midfielder, 31, most recently played for Dorking’s Bostik Premier rivals Kingstonian, and Marc White revealed he has been a long-term target for the club.
Talking to Get Surrey, the Wanderers boss said: “He has been a long-term target and he’s Crawley-based, so he’s fairly local,” White said of Taylor.
“He’s played hundreds of games at this level or higher and scores plenty of goals. He’s got a physical presence, he’s 6ft 1ins, and we are delighted to have him on board.
“He typifies the calibre of signing we need to make to move forward. He’s joining us on a deal that will run until the end of next season, 2018-19, so it’s around 18 months.”
The impressive signing of Taylor follows the news that Luke Moore and Matt Briggs have signed new long-term deals with the club.
Even amidst a “club history injury crisis”, these are positive times at Dorking, and White said: “When you look at Lewis and then you look at Luke Moore and Matt Briggs, who have both signed long-term contracts at Dorking Wanderers, we actually will have a fantastic squad when they are all available.
“At the moment we are in the middle of a club history injury crisis. I’ve been doing this since day one and I’ve never seen injuries like this.
“We have a fantastic starting XI that are out, through injury and suspension.”