Ex-Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Charlie Oatway has joined new Eastbourne Borough manager Mark McGhee’s staff as first-team coach.
Oatway was an Albion favourite in the Withdean days, and a redoubtable figure in the midfield of McGhee’s team which won promotion to the Championship in 2004. He subsequently worked closely with Gus Poyet during the latter’s spell as Brighton manager. Oatway now joins McGhee, assistant manager Danny Bloor and goalkeeping coach Dean Lightwood for the remainder of Borough’s National South campaign. All four were at McGhee’s initial training session at the Lane on Tuesday evening.