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Wanderers make Brooker signing

By This is Surrey  |  Posted: June 11, 2010

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DORKING Wanderers have made changes to their playing and backroom staff for the new season.

Manager Marc White revealed that former manager Lee Spickett would be returning to the club as director of football, while he also said that former Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Paul Brooker had agreed to play for the club next season.

Brooker, who played more than 130 games for the south coast club, as well as turning out for Fulham, Leicester City and Reading during a 13-year professional career, is a major signing for White.

He said: "Signing Paul is a really big deal for a club like us. He's an ex Premier League player and he won the Championship with Reading as well.

"He's a friend of John Hamsher and he came down a couple of times last season and liked the set-up and said he was happy to play to try and help us get promotion. It's a massive signing."

One of the reasons for Spickett coming back in a director of football role is because the club is "in a position to apply for funding" to undertake ground improvements and he will "oversee" how to go about it.

White added: "He's come back to oversee the development of the ground and youth development that we are setting up and that's quite a big thing for us."

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