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Former Reading youngster and prolific scorer at Erith & Belvedere Harry Harding signs for Faversham Town

Goals, goals, goals - that’s the aim for Faversham Town’s new signing Harry Harding.

The former Reading youngster has agreed to play for James Collins’ side next season in the Isthmian League.

Harry Harding in action for Chatham Town last season Picture: John Westhrop
Harry Harding in action for Chatham Town last season Picture: John Westhrop

On agreeing a deal, he said: “My aim is to score goals, create goals and excite fans who pay money to watch.”

Faversham say the player was highly sough after and his goals have previously helped Erith & Belvedere to success, scoring 45 in 46 games for them.

He has already trained at the Aquatherm Stadium and met his new team-mates.

Harding, 28, played under Collins at Chatham Town and also had a spell last season at Phoenix Sports, scoring four in seven for the Isthmian League side.

Faversham Town announce their latest addition (37323862)
Faversham Town announce their latest addition (37323862)

He wants to win the league at Faversham and said: “I go into every season expecting to do that, and I know that's the same for the management.”

Harding said he has had to deal with personal issues recently and has appreciated the support shown from the Faversham boss.

He added: “I am absolutely buzzing to get going again.”

Colins described his new recruit as “an intelligent footballer, reliable in possession and a leader. He is just what we need. The fact that he has chosen us shows that we are going in the right direction.”

Collins, who says he is willing to give his academy players a chance, has been busy with making signings.

Harding follows former Dartford striker Ben Francis to the club.

The club have also added winger Harvey McMorrow to their squad, pending international clearance. He has returned to England after four years playing football in the US for GPS Portland Phoenix

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