Sutton United manager Paul Doswell has announced the return of striker Jamie Slabber, after finally getting Hemel Hempstead’s agreement to loan the striker until the end of the season and through the play-offs if required.
Slabber was with United two seasons ago before helping Bromley to the Vanarama National League South championship last season.
Doswell commented “We enquired immediately after Craig McAllister’s injury at Chelmsford, but Dean Brennan was clear he wanted to keep him. I spoke to Dean again after our match recently, and he said he would consider our approach and speak to Jamie. I am grateful to Dean for allowing this important loan move to happen, and it shows the good relationship between the clubs, which includes us helping Hemel with Louis John’s loan to them.
Once Jamie was aware of our interest, he was extremely keen to return as it was only a change of job that led to him leaving us when he did to sign for Bromley. Thankfully he’s now able to train Tuesday and Thursday daytimes, as he’s now self-employed. Jamie has already scored 14 league goals this season, and has scored in Hemel Hempstead’s cup games as well, and his predatory instincts in the box are vital in tight and important games.
He’s a different type of forward from Dan and Craig, but would complement either if paired together. With the exception of signing a goalkeeper should Ross get injured this is the final piece of the jigsaw to give us plenty of depth to the squad for a very challenging run in, which includes the Surrey Senior Cup and potentially three play-off games.
This would mean playing eighteen games in a little over two months, and I feel the recent additions at such a crucial stage of the season are sensible, and will be a massive boost to us”