Date: Thu 09 Aug 2018

By David Simpson

Dorchester Town in loan deal

Goalkeeper Kingsley Latham from Southampton FC

Kingsley Latham

Kingsley Latham

DORCHESTER Town has unveiled Southampton goalkeeper Kingsley Latham as their latest loan signing in a deal that stretches to January.

Latham, 19, is under contract with the Saints until July 2019 and becomes the Magpies’ second signing in a day after the one-month loan move of forward Cameron Allen.

Standing at well over six foot tall, Latham has been a regular for Steve Thompson’s men in pre-season

Commenting on the deal for the promising gloveman, Thompson revealed he had been tipped off about Latham by a former Magpies’ stopper.

He told Echosport: “Obviously Kingsley is a goalkeeper and we needed to bring one in. Chris Weale recommended him – I knew nothing about him.

“I spoke to Southampton Academy and they were keen for him to go out and get that experience of men’s football that Kingsley needs.

“He’s a very big lad, 6’4’’ or 6’5’’ and he’s learning the game. I think he’s a good prospect and hopefully, he can develop very quickly as has happened with other players that have joined the club.”

Source EchoSport / Dorset Echo