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Eastman becomes our fourth signing of the January transfer window ✍

26 January 2023

We are thrilled to announce the signing of experienced defender Tom Eastman on loan until the end of the current 2022/23 season.

The 31-year-old joins the club from League Two rivals Colchester United and trained with his new team mates this morning.

Eastman joined Colchester in 2011 and has registered over 400 appearances with the club, winning the club's Player of the Year award on four separate occasions

The central defender began his playing career with Ipswich Town and was awarded Academy Player of the Year for the 2009/10 season.

After securing his fourth signing of the January transfer window, Simon Weaver was pleased to have secured the services of his latest recruit.

“We're really pleased to have Tom with us for the remainder of the season, he's another big unit, is experienced and reads the game ever so well.

“You don't play over 400 times at this level if you haven't got that sharp instinct of defending your own goal and that's a key ingredient to his game.

“He's a player we identified some time ago, he's very comfortable on the ball and for me is very underestimated as a footballer, he's a lovely guy too and we have taken to him immediately.

“It's been hard at times to bring in this calibre of player, but we've stuck to it and are delighted the opportunities have arisen to bring the players in that we have so far.”

Subject to EFL clearance, Eastman is available to make his Town debut this weekend against Sutton and will become our new number 34.


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