Hampton & Richmond Borough boss Alan Dowson has told Richard Pacquette he has a future at the Beveree despite watching him join Ryman Premier League strugglers Lewes last week.

The 32-year-old, who signed for the Beavers in the summer has found first team starts difficult to come by since his move and has largely sat on the substitutes bench thus far.

And Dowson accepts that is no good for a man in the later years of his career.

“He is still part of our plans, but he has joined Lewes for a month to get some games under his belt,” said the manager.

“He has been playing bits and pieces for us, but he needs to play five or six games in a row to be ready to step in for us.”

Another player leaving the Beveree is former AFC Wimbledon goalkeeper Seb Brown, who has quit the club with Dowson’s blessing.

The 25-year-old was recently relegated to the bench following the arrival of Brentford loan keeper Mark Smith, but the manager insisted his departure was nothing to do with form or ability.

“Seb is a smashing lad and is a great goalkeeper with a superb attitude. I have got a lot of time for him,” he added.

“But he was finding getting to training on time difficult because of his work commitments.

“There comes a time in life when a non-League footballer has to think about their career away from the game and that is the case with Seb.”