The 27-year-old shot-stopper joins the Rebels upon the expiry of his contract at Ebbsfleet United where he spent three years, making 27 appearances.

Haigh is a goalkeeper who is highly rated for his distribution and is very comfortable with the ball at his feet – something his new boss believes makes him the ‘perfect fit’.

“Haighy is a brilliant addition to the football club,” Agutter commented, “in terms of our way of playing as well as the type of person we want here at Woodside, Chris is a perfect fit for us.

I’ve wanted to work with Haighy for years as he’s everything that I want in a goalkeeper, so to finally have the opportunity to do so is very exciting.Chris Agutter

The goalkeeper played a role in the Fleet’s promotion from the National League South in 2022/23 and achieved the rare feat of earning two medals that season, one for the Fleet’s title win and one for Oxford City’s promotion-final victory, who he joined for the final month of the campaign on loan.

“Haighy is also another player with league-winning experience that we are adding to an already successful group,” said Agutter.

He returned to the Hoops on loan last season where he made 18 appearances for them in the National League following their promotion to the fifth tier.

The Rebels’ new no.1 shared his excitement on joining the club, “As soon as I got the call from Agi, it was a club that really interested me. I know that Worthing play a good style of football and they want to get promoted and that was all I needed to hear to sign up!”

The highly rated shot-stopper joined the Fleet from Concord Rangers after he made the headlines with a player-of-the-match performance for the Beachboys in their FA Trophy Final at Wembley in 2021.

Haigh had been at Concord since 2019 and made over fifty appearances for the Essex side before making the move to full-time football with Ebbsfleet.

Prior to his National League South career, he was voted as player of the season at Heybridge Swifts after helping them win the Isthmian North Play-Off Final in the 2018/19 season.

He also represented Watford at U21 level before his career in senior football.