Youngster Harding rejects Lewes stay

Harding Pen v Concord
Harding Pen v Concord

TALENTED midfielder Harry Harding will not be a Lewes FC player next season after deciding his future lies elsewhere.

The 20-year-old established himself as a firm fans’ favourite in the centre of Rooks’ midfield last season after joining the club from Bromley in November.

But the former Reading youth academy player said: “I definitely won’t be signing for Lewes, that’s out there.

“I am very close to signing for another club, it could be announced tomorrow or the day after. There are two clubs in the front running at the moment so I have to make a decision.”

The two clubs vying for his signature both play at a higher level then Lewes in the Ryman Premier.

Harding, though had some encouraging parting words for the Dripping Pan club.

He said: “I’ve loved it at Lewes, it’s the most I have ever enjoyed my football. But if there’s an opportunity to play at a higher level hopefully I can take it.”

Harding, who lives in Bromley, said the long distance to Lewes for training was also a factor in leaving the club.