Ex-Brentford midfielder Eddie Hutchinson gets going when the going gets tough says Hampton & Richmond Borough boss Alan Dowson.

The 33-year-oold enforcer agreed terms at the Beveree over the weekend to join Dowson's bid to take the Beavers back to the Conference South.

Hutchinson is the seventh player in all to commit to next term and is the second new face to arrive at the club after Josh Casey made the switch from Kingstonian last week.

The former Bee, who started his career at Sutton United and has had spells at Oxford United and Crawley Town, makes the move from Maidenhead United.

And Dowson was delighted to add some grit to the middle of the park next season.

"Eddie has played a lot of football in the Football League for the likes of Brentford, Oxford and Crawley, and his experience will be needed in the midfield." said the manager.

"He likes to get involved and is not scared of going in where it hurts.

"We have midfielders who can play but sometimes you need a player like Eddie in there when the going is tough."

Meanwhile, capptain Kieran Murphy has extended his contract at the club until the end of the 2017 campaign.

Murphy, who joined the club permanently from Hemel Hempstead Town, had signed until the end of next term, but has now added an extra year to his contract after impressing the manager this season.

Defender Tom Jelley has also signed terms for next season as has James Richmond and Jerome Federico.