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Boro Return for Pacquette

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Tommy Widdrington, manager of Conference South club Eastbourne Borough, has added more fire power to his front line by….

….re-signing former favourite Richard Pacquette.

Pacquette was at Priory Lane in 2010/2011 and scored 18 goals in forty-three appearances.

The much-travelled striker spent last season in a fourth spell with Maidenhead United having joined from Sutton United.

Originally with Queens Park Rangers where he played thirty-one times, the 31-year-old has since had spells of varying lengths at Wimbledon, Fisher Athletic, Brentford, Farnborough Town, Stevenage Borough, St Albans City, Hemel Hempstead Town, Hampton & Richmond Borough, Worthing and York City, from where he joined Boro the first time.

Widdrington said: “As I alluded to earlier in the week I have been working hard to bring another striker in and can now say that Richard Pacquette will be amongst the Boro ranks as we head into the new season.”

“Whilst not the `generic` profile of most of my signings, and having played for Eastbourne before whilst in the Conference Premier, I felt his age, experience and style of play is something we haven’t really had here for a little while and will give us an extra dimension as a squad. I felt the same before bringing Ian Simpemba to Priory Lane.

“I know he was very well liked before and having spoken to him I know he is hungry and keen to get down here and is excited by the prospect of joining the squad.

“With Gavin McCallum and Darren Lok I feel our options have been increased greatly and I’m sure they will all play their part.”

Boro have rarely re-signed players, and on this issue Widdrington said: “I’m sure some will question me initially. However, the clamour for a number nine has been a constant since my arrival and in fairness to Richard his goalscoring record at this level is on a par with the best.”


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