Jamie Howell believes his footballing style helped pull off a National League transfer coup.

Whitehawk skipper Sergio Torres has left the Enclosed Ground to join Howell at Eastbourne Borough.

Leon Redwood is also on the way to Priory Lane after leaving Burgess Hill.

The loss of Torres is another blow for Hawks fans, who have seen Mike West, Danny Mills, Ramon Marimon and now the hugely popular Torres leave in recent days.

Howell, though, was delighted to bring in the former Crawley Town man.

The Borough boss said: “I try to do my transfer business behind closed doors.

“I talked a lot about football with Sergio and we share similar ideas on how the game should be played.

“Getting him is a real coup. He knows how I want the game to be played and he has quality.

“But he also has experience at this level which helps us because we have got a lot of younger players.”

Redwood came through the junior ranks at Albion, where he was coached by Howell as a schoolboy.

The former Bognor manager said: “Moving to this side of the county gives me a chance to look at different players.

“He will give us natural balance on the left-hand side.

“I’m still speaking to a few more. I’m happy with what we have got but we need a couple of extra players if they are available.”