Sutton United manager Paul Doswell has re-signed attacking midfielder Harry Beautyman from League Two side Stevenage for an undisclosed fee.

With the U's looking to build on their excellent first half to their Vanarama National League campaign, Doswell swooped to claim the signature of the 25-year-old who was a popular member of the squad during his first stint at Gander Green Lane.

Beautyman was given a chance to kick-start his career with Sutton back in 2011 having been released by Leyton Orient.

He went on to play more than 100 games in two years for the U's and represented England C before making the step up to the National League with Welling United.

Beautyman then went on to play in the Football League for Peterborough United and Northampton Town before joining Stevenage last year.

”I’ve been tracking Harry’s progress and knew he was available, Doswell told the club's website.

"What was important was that we were the club he wanted to join, and we’re grateful to Stevenage for their co-operation with the move.

"He’s signed a two and a half year deal, and the thought of seeing him line up alongside our present midfield is an exciting one.”

Sutton have also announced the signing of Wigan Athletic goalkeeper Owen Evans on a 28-day loan following an injury to Jamie Butler in the New Year's Day draw with Boreham Wood.

Butler has been outstanding for Sutton this term having himself been thrown into the deep end after a pre-season injury to United's usual shot-stopper Ross Worner.

But Butler suffered a knee injury late in Monday's game forcing Doswell to use his contacts to secure a replacement. 

"Jamie’s on crutches at the moment and will go for a scan this week, when we will find out more," said the Sutton boss.

"He's been fantastic for us so far but we expect him to be out for the next couple of weeks, so we’re grateful to Paul Cook at Wigan for helping us again.

"We are looking at one or two things in the [transfer] window. We feel we've got a great chance to push on. It's exciting times for the football club."

Welsh U21 goalkeeper Evans is the second Wigan player to sign for the U's in less than a week with defender Terell Thomas also joining the club on a month's loan in time to make his debut at Macclesfield.

Versatile midfielder Nicky Bailey, an integral part of Doswell's plans, also suffered a calf strain on Monday as the punishing Christmas schedule took its toll.

Meanwhile, United have loaned winger Ross Stearn back to Vanarama National South side Bath City for a month to get some game time.

United make the 600-mile round trip to face 17th-place Gateshead this Saturday, kick-off 3pm.