NEW SIGNING | Sam Howes returns
We are delighted to announce the signing of 24-year old former England Youth international goalkeeper Sam Howes on a one year contract with an option for a further year, after his departure from Isthmian Premier League side Horsham last week.
Sam had joined the Stones on an emergency loan last season, impressing in two games over the May Bank Holiday weekend, keeping one clean sheet in the 0-0 draw away at Yeovil Town.
Howes now returns to the club having made his senior debut for the Stones whilst on loan from West Ham United back in 2015, keeping a clean sheet on his debut in a 2-0 win over Chelmsford City.
A successful youth career at West Ham saw Howes named Young Hammer of the Year in 2014 and in the same season, win the UEFA U17 European Championships with England, defeating Netherlands on penalties in the final. He has represented England at U16, U17, U18 and U19 levels, winning 11 caps in total.
After his loan spell at The Stones, a further loan deal at Hampton & Richmond Borough followed, before he made the switch from the Hammers to Watford. He was then loaned to Eastbourne Borough from the Hornets before making a permanent switch to Woking in the National League in 2019.
From there he spent time at Chelmsford City and Dorking Wanderers in the National League South before making the switch to Horsham last season where he won Players Player of the Season.
We welcome Sam back again to the Stones for a third time and his first spell here permanently.