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Midfielder Chris Regis switches to Sittingbourne after release by League 2 Colchester

By Craig Tucker

Sittingbourne have signed a midfielder from the Football League.

Chris Regis, who’s been released by League 2 Colchester, made his debut against Dorking at the weekend.

He was introduced to the club by Brickies striker Keanu Williams.

Sittingbourne boss Nick Davis Picture: John Westhrop
Sittingbourne boss Nick Davis Picture: John Westhrop

Manager Nick Davis said: “It was a bit of a culture shock for him after all the fantastic pitches he’s used to playing on with Colchester under-23s, but he grew into the game and got better and better.

“He’s a powerful midfield player, 6ft 3in and good on the ball and hopefully he’ll be a good addition for these last six games.

“He’s got decent pedigree and I’m sure he’s ambitious to play as high as possible.

“I’m not sure what’s happened at Colchester – I’ve not delved into it – but we’re not blessed with central midfielders, so I’m pleased to have him.”

Davis, meanwhile, has praised goalkeeper Simon Overland before Brickies’ trip to promotion-chasing Corinthian Casuals on Saturday.

He surprised a few people by replacing Adam Molloy last summer but Overland has shown his quality.

Davis said: “The last month we’ve seen the real Simon Overland. He’s been so consistent, we’re seeing the keeper who played in the Conference with Hayes & Yeading and he’s still only 30. He’s been a great addition.”

Weekend opponents Corinthian are fourth in Ryman League Division 1 South, with Brickies dropping a place to 14th after losing 1-0 to Dorking.

Joe Loft completes his ban while Dave Abe, who turned out for Sheppey last midweek, should return after missing Dorking through work commitments.

Read the full story in Wednesday's Sittingbourne News Extra.

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