Dorking Wanderers are delighted to announce the signings of defenders Joe Cook and Archie Procter.
Joe, 23, joins Wanderers on a season-long loan deal having joined Chesterfield back in the summer from Bognor Regis Town.
Cook said: “I’m looking forward to joining Dorking because it’s a club going in the right direction and they have a style of football which I feel suits me. I feel comfortable playing that way but can also do that 'uglier' side of the game as well"
"Every player I’ve spoken to about the club has had positive things to say so I’m excited to get going and showing everyone what I can do."
After beginning his career at Sheffield Wednesday, Joe moved on to get first-team football at Winchester City, going on to make over 50 appearances and contributing 5 goals along the way.
Ahead of the 2019/20 campaign, Joe moved across Hampshire to Havant & Waterlooville, joining Bognor Regis on loan during the season before making the permanent move over to the Nyewood Stadium in 2020.
A regular for The Rocks, Joe made 40 appearances last term as the club went on to achieve a top-ten finish, attracting the interest of Chesterfield manager Paul Cook, who made Joe his second signing of the close season.
Wanderers manager Marc White adds:
"Joe's a player we've watched several times during his time at Bognor Regis, and we have always kept close tabs on him. He's a fantastic ball-playing defender with great athleticism and a good physical presence. Joe already knows a few of our players and he will be an excellent addition to our squad."
Defender Archie Procter joins The Wanderers from Accrington Stanley on a permanent deal.
Archie, 20, began his career in the youth ranks at AFC Wimbledon, making his debut for the the first team in the EFL Trophy in September 2020, coming off the bench in the second half against Charlton Athletic.
Throughout that campaign he would go out on loan to local based sides Met Police and Carshalton Athletic, prior to joining Maidstone United until the end of the season.
In the summer of 2021, Archie made the permanent switch to Accrington Stanley, a club with close family connection after his uncle Andrew made nearly 400 appearances for the club across two spells. After a season of featuring regularly in the EFL Trophy and for the U23s side, Archie is now excited for the next chapter of his career to get underway, stating:
"I’m looking forward to playing for Dorking, as it’s a club with great ambition and a great story."
Manager Marc White adds:
"Really excited to introduce Archie to the football club. He is a local lad, a physical left sided centre-half, with a big future ahead of him. He comes here well recommended having spent several years in the successful AFC Wimbledon youth academy under Mark Robinson. We are looking forward to Archie being part of the Wanderers for many years to come."