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Lowestoft Town boss’ frustration as Borrer decides to move on

PUBLISHED: 10:41 19 January 2018 | UPDATED: 10:41 19 January 2018

Sam Borrer has left Lowestoft Town to sign for Dereham Town. Picture: Shirley D Whitlow

Sam Borrer has left Lowestoft Town to sign for Dereham Town. Picture: Shirley D Whitlow

Shirley D Whitlow

Sam Borrer has left Lowestoft Town to rejoin Dereham Town...and manager Dale Brooks isn’t happy about it.

Dean Leacock could return for Lowestoft. Picture: Shirley D WhitlowDean Leacock could return for Lowestoft. Picture: Shirley D Whitlow

The Magpies put in a seven-day approach earlier this week for the midfielder, who has refused to turn out for the Trawlerboys during that time, according to Brooks.

The Blues went down to Folkestone Invicta on Tuesday night without Borrer and Brooks is disappointed with how the player has handled the move.

“Sam Borrer has decided to move back to Dereham and I’m really disappointed with his conduct,” said Brooks. “I think he’s been disrespectful to the club.

“The football club gave him an opportunity to play at this level. I just think he could have served his seven days to help out his team-mates.

“I was more than happy to shake hands at the end of the seven days and wish him well at Dereham but I’m disappointed with how it has panned out.”

Brooks is working hard to bring in another player on loan in the wake of Nico Cotton’s departure after his loan spell from Southend ended.

Lowestoft will be without Andrew Fisk this afternoon when they travel to Folkestone, just a few days after losing to the play-off hopefuls at home.

The Blues need to start picking up points to ensure they don’t get sucked into a relegation battle and Brooks is confident his squad can keep away from trouble.

“I think the performances have been there in the last couple of games but we always knew that it was going to be a bit of a rollercoaster,” added Brooks. “We need to make sure that we keep picking up points - what we can’t afford to do is go three or four matches without picking up any points. We don’t want to be sucked in.

“We don’t talk about it but the boys have been around the block - we just need to put a little run together.

“There’s only one side that goes down but we know that things can change quickly.

“We are creating chances - that’s the positive thing. If we weren’t then I would start to worry but we’ve just got to work on our end product and we will be okay.”

Long-term absentee Dean Leacock could make his return this weekend after recovering from injury.

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