TIGERS: Harris seals switch as Smith makes Holbeach U-turn

Proven talent: Robbie Harris (left) has joined Holbeach.
Proven talent: Robbie Harris (left) has joined Holbeach.
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PROLIFIC hitman Robbie Harris has agreed to join Holbeach United.

As revealed in last week’s Spalding Guardian, John Chand made the former King’s Lynn Town star an offer before jetting off on holiday.

After mulling over the terms offered by the Tigers, Harris – who bagged an impressive 73 goals in 186 games for the Linnets – sealed his switch to Carter’s Park yesterday.

Holbeach’s South Holland rivals Spalding United were rumoured to be monitoring Harris’ availability, but cooled their interest after landing Jacob Joyce (see story, right).

But Chand insists he was always confident of getting his number one summer target – and reckons he’ll benefit from being a regular starter with the UCL Premier Division side.

The Holbeach supremo said: “Robbie has assessed his options and decided to come here. I’m delighted to have him on board, he’s a really good player.

“His record at Lynn was great, but I think he can do even better for us as a regular starter.

“He is guaranteed to score goals. Having lost Luke Kennedy and let Ash Stevens leave last season, we had to bring more goals into the team – and I think we’ve done that with Robbie.”

One man not heading to Holbeach is defender Jack Smith. Chand thought he’d struck a deal with the Boston Town defender last week, but he’s since decided to stay at Tattershall Road.

Chand insists there are no hard feelings with Smith – especially as he has Wes Lewis at his disposal again.

The influential midfielder was expected to miss a large chunk of the season with an ankle problem, but has come through a fitness test with a clean bill of health.