Eastbourne Borough are delighted to announce the signing on long-term loan of JAKE HUTCHINSON from Colchester United. Jake joins on a deal which will bring him to the Lane initially until 2nd January, with an option to extend. Twenty-year-old Jake, who has family connections with Eastbourne, is a 6’1” striker with an excellent scoring record for Colchester’s Under-18s and Under-23s.

Colchester United’s Director of Football Tony Humes said: “This is another step up for Jake in his development, and a great opportunity for him to play senior football at the next level. We wish him all the best at Eastbourne Borough, and look forward to hearing good reports about him over the next six months.”

Borough manager Danny Bloor is equally pleased. “I am absolutely delighted to get the loan signing of Jake completed. It has taken a little time to put everything in place, but we are there now! Jake is a player we have been tracking for some time. The Chairman, and Teddy Bloor and myself actually went to watch him play in the Midlands back in April when he was on loan at Hitchin.

He is an Eastbourne lad, who ticks all of the right boxes as far as I am concerned, and his record tells you he knows where the back of the net is!”

Hutchinson trained with his new team-mates on Thursday evening, and he goes straight into the squad to travel to Oxford City for Saturday’s National South opener.

Many thanks to our colleagues at CUFC. We’ll take good care of him (in return for a goal or two…) Welcome, Jake!