The former Premier League midfielder has vast experience playing at the highest levels of English football. Dean was part of Leicester City’s title winning squad in 2015/16, and played a big part in Southampton’s successive promotions from League One to the Premier League.

Dean, who grew up in Sussex, played alongside Adam Hinshelwood for several years at Brighton after coming through the academy.

Having taken a break from the game for a couple of years, Dean is ready to go again and joins at a crucial stage of our season as we make the final push for promotion to the National League South.

Dean will be available for use immediately, and will be in contention for Hinsh’s squad this Saturday against Enfield Town.

The club are delighted to have Dean on board, and wish him the best of luck for the remainder of the season.