Dorking Wanderers FC announce the signings of Barry Fuller and Wes Fogden
Having made a combination of over 847 appearances at various levels the Wanderers are delighted to announce the signings of the highly experienced Barry Fuller and Wes Fogden.
Fogden most notably was a member of the Bournemouth side that arose from League 2 to League 1, whilst also scoring the goal that kept Portsmouth in League 2 after signing for them in 2014. Fuller’s career includes many highlights such as wearing the captain’s armband for Gillingham at Wembley in the 2009 League 2 Play-Off Final.
Barry Fuller’s footballing journey started at Charlton Athletic, having developed through their u18s side. In 2008 he joined League 2 side Gillingham and achieved promotion to League 1. After 4 successful years he made the move to Barnet, where in his first and only season for the club he made 56 appearances. The full-back’s professional career continued with a move to local side AFC Wimbledon where he made a staggering 233 appearances over 5 seasons. 2018 saw Fuller return to Gillingham for a further 2 seasons with total appearances for Gillingham reaching 226.
On the other hand, Wes Fogden’s footballing career started at Brighton and included short spells at Dorchester Town and Bognor Regis, respectively. In 2009 he joined Havant and Waterlooville for his first spell at the club. Scoring 29 goals in just over 100 appearances, Wes notably secured 4 Player of the Month Awards in his first season. His performances earnt him a move to Bournemouth in 2012 where he scored against the likes of Brentford and was branded as an “outstanding professional” by Eddie Howe. 2016 saw Fogden return to Havant where he secured back to back league titles lifting them into the National League.
Manager Marc White said: “We are really fortunate to get these boys and I think it says something for the club because they have come here, and the reputation of the club speaks for itself. Both have friends here and have heard good things about us. To get players of this quality, it is not an exaggeration to say that these are big signings”.
White continued: “Fullers last competitive game was against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light for Gillingham and is a tenacious defender. On the other hand, many people would say Wes Fogden is the best player in the National League South and fortunately we have got him down here. Our supporters will see that placing Fogden into our midfield with McShane, McManus, Moore, and the Gallagher’s is a big deal.”