Keeper Harris comes in on loan from Oxford United.
Goalkeeper Max Harris today joins AFC Totton on a Youth loan from Oxford United. The former England Colleges and England Schools player was signed from Hereford United and played for the Bulls in 2017 against Barnstaple Town in the Southern League as a teenager. Then followed a successful loan spell at Pegasus Juniors in the West Midlands (Regional) League.
Max will help offset the loss of Adam Siviter who after his 93 day loan returned to Birmingham City, and is expected to go straight out of loan to a team higher up the pyramid. With Stags No.1 Shane continuing to recover from a fractured skull, 17 year old understudy Josh Cotton was presented with a Southern League debut against the league leaders on Boxing Day and did very well.
Manager Louis Langdown was quick to both praise Josh for his performance, and thank friend Wayne Brown (Oxford United Goalkeeping Coach) for allowing Max to join the Stags in our hour of need. Louis said’ Josh trains with us and Eastleigh and plays for Whitchurch, I know, and the lads know he’s a good keeper but for him regular football is the best way to continue his development. Max is a couple of years ahead of Josh in terms of training and games, and we are going forward to giving him the same opportunity that Adam Siviter took and flourished. Shane is one a few players contracted to the club, and when replacing an injured player we have had to find players who do not add to the budget, I’m so grateful to Wayne and Oxford United for their assistance.