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Posted: 31st January 2018
Two long serving players will go out on short-term loans as part of new long term agreements for their continued future at Dorking Wanderers.
Legendary striker Tom Tolfrey, 26, has signed a new contract that commits him to the club until June 2019, but will first spend a month on loan at Horsham FC of the Bostik Division One South, as he bids to recover match fitness following a season disrupted by injuries.
Tolfrey has been with Dorking Wanderers for five years to date, coming up through the leagues with the club and scoring 143 goals in 181 games.
Meanwhile, combative midfielder Anthony Oaks, 31, will spend the rest of the current season at Horsham before returning to resume his Dorking Wanderers career in the summer. Oaks, who has more than a hundred first team appearances, suffered a serious knee injury requiring surgery towards the end of summer and missing the first two months of the season.
Welcoming today’s announcement, manager Marc White said, “Tolf and Oaksy are both Dorking Wanderers legends and a big part of getting the club to where it is today, so I’m delighted that we’ve got a plan in place that should ensure they can continue on the journey with us.
“The reality is that, playing at the high standards of the Bostik Premier, it’s always going to be hard for them to get the minutes they need on the pitch to recover from injury problems and get back to fitness and Horsham is a good club we trust to treat players well.
“Both players can now get the good burst of Bostik League game time they need. They’re both firmly in our plans for next season, and we want to get them as fit as possible so they can play a full part.”