Adam Hinshelwood, manager of Bostik League Premier club Worthing, has secured his second signing of the summer with defender Will Miles arriving from league rivals Burgess Hill Town.
A little over 24 hours since James Crane was announced as the first arrival, centre-back Miles has completed a move across Sussex after five years at the Green Elephants Stadium and is looking forward to a new challenge.
Miles broke into the Hillians` first-team at the beginning of the 2014/15 season.
He had progressed from the club`s successful youth team where he was captain.
After some impressive performances, he kept his place to play a big part in Hillians` title-winning campaign and was named in the Isthmian South team of the season that year and became club captain last season.
However, a serious ligament injury restricted his appearances as Burgess Hill battled the drop, which they only just avoided.
Miles told Worthing`s official website: “When I announced I was leaving Burgess Hill, Adam was keen to get me here. I have been undertaking my rehab from the injury at Woodside Road, it happened in just the second game of the season, so I saw first-hand what was happening here at the club on and off the pitch.
“I’m pleased to be joining what is already a talented team. I love winning and I hope we are aiming to get into those play-offs and go forward from there. There is such a good fan base here and so much potential on and off the pitch, so much to look forward to.
“My rehab has gone very well, I might have to spend the first few weeks of pre-season on my own to ensure I’m not over-doing it to get ready, but all being well I should make the start of the season.”
Hinshelwood signed long-serving defender James Crane after he decided to leave Bognor Regis Town, who were relegated from the Vanarama National League South after one season back.
Crane announced he will not sign a new contract for next season after ten years at the club.
The popular player was at the club as long ago as their last spell at Conference South level and became part of the fixtures and fittings at Nyewood Lane over the intervening years.