Hawks young midfielder Tegan Freeman, 19, has signed on joint registration forms with our nearest rivals Saltdean United, who are flying high in the Southern Combination League Premier Division after recently defeating leaders Littlehampton Town. Illness and injury has restricted Tegan to just two starts so far this season, with another four appearances from the bench. Tegan joined the Hawks in the close season after leaving Lewes.
Manager Ross Standen explained: “This is very much a short term fix. It’s a chance for Tegan to get some game time to get himself fit, with him having not been available for selection for a number of our games. He will be ready to play for us if we need him and is still very much part of our plans. He will get minutes under his belt and keep himself ticking over for when an opportunity does arise.”
In a further change to the squad, forward Stephen Okoh, 27, has been released. “It just didn’t happen for Steve as we would have hoped”, the manager added. “He’s someone I’d worked with before, but sometimes these things just don’t pan out as you’d expect and he hasn’t given us quite what we were looking for.”
Stephen scored his only Hawks goal in the 4-1 FA Trophy win at Tooting & Mitcham and made six appearances in total, after joining from Faversham Town in September. We wish him well in his future career.