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Folkestone Invicta did not sign Ramsgate striker James Everitt as a replacement for Aston Villa and Charlton Athletic target Johan Ter Horst

05 March 2014
by Steve Tervet

James Everitt

James Everitt

The return of James Everitt to Folkestone Invicta was not linked to a potential big money move away from the club for fellow striker Johan Ter Horst.

Ter Horst, linked with Aston Villa and Charlton among others, scored his 19th goal of the season on Saturday to further increase his transfer value.

The 18-year-old is expected to leave the Fullicks Stadium for a crack at the professional game sooner rather than later.

But Folkestone boss Neil Cugley, who this week re-signed Everitt from local rivals Ramsgate, insisted he would have tried to do that deal anyway.

Asked if Everitt had arrived as Ter Horst’s replacement, Cugley said: "That’s nothing to do with it. Michael Yianni can play up there as well.

"We’ve got a lot of games coming up and I heard James wasn’t happy where he was. I just thought it was a good time for him to come back, for the last seven or eight weeks. Things are a bit tight there (at Ramsgate) and Ratty made it quite clear he wanted to return.

"Four or five players in our team have gone away and come back again. He’s going to have to work hard to get into this team but the good thing about James is that he can play in all different positions."

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