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Manager Paul Doswell has agreed to allow Craig Dundas to return to Hampton & Richmond Borough on a permanent basis. Craig started the league season at the Beveree, having made his 500th Sutton appearance in July, but returned briefly last month. He leaves the club eighth in the all-time appearance table with 506 games to his credit, and 107 goals. At the other end of the experience scale, defender Bradley Pearce has signed a two year contract with the club after breaking in to the first team squad from the academy side over the past month, scoring on his full debut at Fylde.

Paul explained: ”Allowing Craig to move permanently to Hampton and Richmond gives him the opportunity of a contract for this year and next. He is without doubt one of the finest players to wear the amber shirt and his place in the hall of fame is testimony to this. At nearly 38 years of age he’s served the club so well in a playing capacity, and we’re delighted that he will continue with us in his fitness and conditioning role.

I have to look to the future and it’s fundamental that we keep developing our younger players and give them clear opportunities. We have Jonah Ayunga, Brandon Thomas Asante, Darren McQueen and Tommy Wright all in this bracket and with Brad Pearce, Jude Mason and Crossley Lema making excellent progress in the training group, the future looks bright.

On this note we are delighted to announce that Brad has signed a two year contract with the club, and whilst it’s early days I know all of us have felt a real boost that one of our Academy lads has done so well in his first two games. Meeting his parents after the game on Saturday and seeing their enthusiasm for him to develop at Sutton was fantastic, and hopefully Brad can keep improving and achieve his ambition of playing league football.”

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