Former Charlton Athletic midfielder snapped up by Lewes

Lewes have confirmed their fourth pre-season signing as new manager Tony Russell continues to lay the foundations for next season.

Friday, 21st May 2021, 10:42 am

Ex-Charlton Athletic and Leyton Orient midfielder Bradley Pritchard has joined the Rooks from Russell's former club Cray Wanderers.

The Zimbabwean made 67 appearances, scoring nine times, for the Wands after arriving from Greenwich Borough in 2018.

Pritchard appeared 79 times, scoring three goals, for the Addicks after joining from Hayes & Yeading United in 2011.

Bradley Pritchard (right) in action for Charlton Athletic in 2012. Picture by PA Wire/Press Association Images

The midfielder moved to Leyton Orient in 2014 and made 60 appearance, scoring once, before his departure to Greenwich in 2016.

Lewes have already snapped up forward Joe Taylor, midfielder Freddie Parker, and welcomed back goalkeeper Lewis Carey.

Russell said: "I am over the moon that Pritch has agreed to sign for us. He is not only one of the best players at step three on the pitch but off it too.

"He will bring good quality, high energy football and he chips in with a few goals when making late runs into the box.

"He is a brilliant all-round player who I'm sure will quickly become a fans favourite."

Pritchard is a fully qualified lawyer and is also heavily involved in a number of community projects including being the founder of the social enterprise programme Groundwork.

The 35-year-old will also work with Lewes FC on a number of community projects off the pitch.

Rooks chairman Stuart Fuller added: "I've been a long time admirer of Bradley on the pitch.

"He has an effortless control on games and will be a fantastic addition to our squad for next season.

"Off the pitch he is one of the most enthusiastic people I have met in the game and will be a real bonus for the club as we grow our work in the community."