Sidley pull off double swoop

Individual head/shoulders and team pic of Rye United FC at The Salts, Rye.'10.09.11.'Picture by: TONY COOMBES PHOTOGRAPHY 'Alan McMinigal

Individual head/shoulders and team pic of Rye United FC at The Salts, Rye.'10.09.11.'Picture by: TONY COOMBES PHOTOGRAPHY 'Alan McMinigal

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Sidley United have put a disappointing couple of results behind them by pulling off a double transfer swoop.

The Blues have this week signed attacking duo Allan McMinigal and Jared Lusted, and both will go straight into the squad for the visit from Hassocks on Saturday.

McMinigal, a skilful left-footed player, scored nine goals as Sidley clinched promotion to Sussex County Football League Division One by finishing third in Division Two during the 2009/10 season.

He also netted twice for the Blues in the early part of last term before joining Bexhill United where he scored four times for a side which finished fourth in Division Two.

McMinigal, pictured, signed for Rye United on the eve of the current campaign and scored in their opening day win over Horsham YMCA before picking up a hamstring injury three days later which sidelined him for several weeks.

The pacey Lusted scored 20 goals for Little Common, including one against Sidley at Gullivers on Boxing Day, as they finished fourth in Division Two in 2009/10 before injury ruled him out of almost all of last season.

He joined Eastbourne Town in time for the current campaign, but has featured mainly in the reserves and joins Sidley on a dual-registration basis having recently recovered from an injury of his own.

See tomorrow’s Bexhill Observer for the full article.