Salisbury have completed the signing of Brian Dutton on loan until the end of the season.

The 31-year-old utility player joins The Whites from Eastbourne Borough, where has been since the start of the season.

Brian isn’t a stranger to the Ray Mac, he made 176 appearances for previous tenants Salisbury City over two spells, scoring 15 times. He captained the side to promotion to the National League in the 2012/13 season.

Dutton is available for selection immediately and could feature in tonight’s squad for the Southern League Cup Quarter Final trip to Barnstaple Town.

The Yorkshireman can play either in defence, midfield or as a striker. Since leaving Salisbury City in 2014 he has been with Havant & Waterlooville and Eastbourne Borough.

Whites Manager Steve Claridge spoke of the new signing saying “We’re really pleased to have him, it adds a bit of physicality and experience to our team, which were looking for”

“We’ve done what we think is a good deal for his wages, which I always think is important”

“We’re looking ahead somewhat, to try and tick the boxes, that maybe were going to need to give ourselves the best opportunity if we were to get in to the play-offs”

Dutton spoke of his excitement of returning to Salisbury

“I’m looking forward to helping the Chairman and the board, Steve and his staff, the fans and the team achieve promotion and move them a step closer to where they belong. After all the turmoil, the fans deserve a club that will put the City back on the footballing map again! No doubt about it those days will return!”

“The three seasons’ I’ve been away Salisbury’s result was the first result I would check (well maybe not the first season!) When you achieve success with a club, like we did with Salisbury the club stays with you forever from them moments.”

“The old club had a fantastic family and community warmth to it! I had the opportunity to play at a higher level but I wanted to be back amongst friends fighting for a great cause!!”


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