Marcus Elliott joins Rooks promotion push

Lewes FC have completed the signing of Marcus Elliott from East Grinstead Town, as Darren Freeman strengthens his squad for the run-in.

Elliott has scored 15 times for our Sussex rivals this season, adding extra firepower to Freeman's free-scoring Rooks, who have scored 14 times in their past four games.

The signing has been made possible by a one-off donation to the 12th Man Fund, while the money added to the kitty from the recent 12th Man Day has allowed us to retain full-back Leon Redwood for the rest of the season.

Darren Freeman is delighted to have boosted his squad ahead of Wednesday night's visit from Ramsgate. "He's someone we've been trying to bring in to the club for some time," said Darren. "He's had several approaches from all the top clubs in the league and we're delighted to have got his signature."

"I'd like to thank East Grinstead for not standing in the player's way and for the way they've handled the situation."

"Most of all, I'd like to thank everyone who has donated to the 12th Man Fund over the course of the season to make these two signings possible. It will make a massive difference with games coming thick and fast now at the business end of the season."