Eastbourne Borough are excited to announce the signing of Freddie Carter from Gillingham.

The young centre-back is no stranger to Priory Lane having played for the club’s Under 18 side before leaving for the EFL side in March 2021.

He was part of the Under 18 team which reached the Second Round of the FA Youth Cup in 2020/21 – the furthest the club have got in the competition in their history – before losing away at MK Dons.

Carter went on to make his first team debut in a mid-season friendly against QPR before he made the move to Priestfield Stadium.

Whilst he didn’t make a first team appearance for the Kent outfit, he did play for the Gills’ youth academy before he spent majority of last season on loan at Cray Wanderers in the Isthmian Premier.

The Wands secured a play-off place last term, but lost to Hornchurch in the semi-final.

Welcome back to Priory Lane, Freddie!