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O’Sullivan Steps Up from South Park
Posted: 15th February 2018
Dorking Wanderers are pleased to announce the signing of versatile defender JJ O’Sullivan from neighbours South Park of Bostik League Division One South.
The 27 year old from Reigate has played over 320 games and has been a mainstay of the South Park squad as it’s risen through the leagues, but now makes another step up to join Dorking in the Premier Division.
“It’s certainly tough to leave South Park after all these years and with many good memories,” admits O’Sullivan.
“I feel I've been incredibly loyal to the club helping it progress to the standard it's now reached, but I’m 27 now and need to take this opportunity to test myself at this higher level before I get past my peak. I hope supporters will understand that personal decision.”
Welcoming the new arrival, Dorking manager Marc White says, “Obviously we’re looking at signing players with a view to next season now and JJ brings the tenacity and leadership I think we need if we’re going to push on and compete for promotion to the National League.”
“He’s an excellent technical footballer and has been one of the leading lights at South Park over the years. He’s spent a bit of time injured this season so is going to have to do a lot of work to meet the physical demands of the Bostik Premier Division but I've absolutely no doubt he can make the step up and be a great addition to the team.”
JJ O’Sullivan will train with his new team mates for the first time this evening and be in consideration for a place in the squad for Saturday afternoon’s home league fixture against Kingstonian at Westhumble.