Stamford AFC have signed a player called Louis Hamilton . . . and he’s seriously fast!
The rapid wideman has arrived from Evo-Stik Division One South rivals Loughborough Dynamo.
Daniels chief Graham Drury snapped up Hamilton after losing fellow winger Jake Gibson for at least a month with knee ligament damage.
Hamilton made his debut in a 2-2 home draw against Gresley Rovers last night (September 25).
Drury said: “Louis is a very, very quick footballer - we just need to work on his decision-making on some occasions and get him involved in the game a bit more.
“We moved quickly to get him when we lost Jake and he offers something a little bit different.”
Stamford have endured a tough few days, bowing out of the FA Cup last weekend before being held last night.
The Daniels suffered a 3-1 loss to higher-level Buxton when becoming the last local team to exit the cup at the second qualifying round stage.
Gibson fired them into an early lead before suffering his injury, but the defining moment of the match arrived on the stroke of half-time when a harshly-awarded penalty allowed the visitors to equalise. They hit two further goals in the second period.
Drury then saw his team come from behind twice courtesy of Andy Hall and Sam Mullarkey goals to pocket a league point against a Gresley side riding high after back-to-back promotions.
Striker Jordan Smith fluffed a golden late chance to earn Stamford victory but they will attempt to return to winning ways on Saturday (September 29) when they entertain league rivals Kidsgrove in the first qualifying round of the FA Trophy.
Drury said: “We had no luck in the cup while a point wasn’t a bad outcome on Tuesday.
“There’s been a defeat and a draw so far but hopefully we can end the week with a win in the Trophy. We’ll start the game as favourites and we want to end it as winners.”