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Haverhill Rovers sign former Bury Town goalkeeper Alex Archer

NEW SIGNING: Alex Archer, pictured playing for Bury Town last season
NEW SIGNING: Alex Archer, pictured playing for Bury Town last season

Haverhill Rovers have completed the signing of highly-rated young goalkeeper Alex Archer.

The 21-year-old became a free agent earlier this week after seeing his contract at AFC Sudbury mutually settled, and returns to Rovers’ first team after a brief spell in goal at New Croft back in 2011.

Archer, who currently manages the club’s under-18s, told the Rovers website: “I am delighted to sign for the club as I feel it is a very ambitious club with real potential to progress over the next few years, which is something I am relishing being part of.

“I have a great relationship with the manager (Michael Shinn) and I believe that, with his experience, he is the ideal person to be working under at this stage of my career.”

Archer joined his most recent club Sudbury in October 2012 where he made a club record 116 consecutive appearances, before going out on loan to Bury Town last November.

After finishing the season on loan at Bury, the goalkeeper had his contract settled on Monday to become a free agent.

Archer is Haverhill’s second signing of the summer following the arrival of striker Ryan Weaver from Haverhill Borough last week.

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