JEFFERSON Louis has left Banbury United to join Chesham United.

The much-travelled striker, who broke a 50-year-old club record after scoring in the opening seven league games of the season, is set to line up for his new side – who are below the Puritans in the table – tomorrow.

The news is a big blow for Banbury, with Louis scoring 17 goals in 27 games.

A statement on the club’s website said: “Manager Mike Ford has confirmed that Jefferson Louis is to leave the club and is to join Chesham United.

“It is expected that all the paperwork will be completed in time for Jefferson to play for Chesham on Saturday.

“The club would like to thank Jefferson for his commitment and contributions whilst at Banbury United.”

There will, however, be a new face in Banbury’s squad for tomorrow’s Evo-Stik South League Premier Division clash with high-flying Weymouth.

Banbury have snapped up Portuguese left back Nuno Felix, who began his career at the Benfica Academy, from Chippenham Town.

Ford was delighted to capture his signature and believes Banbury’s two wins against the Premier Division champions was a big factor in him joining the club.

“Nuno won a championship medal with Chippenham last season, but we beat them twice, and so I think that helped in his decision to join us,” Ford said.

“I’m looking forward to getting him into the team. I’ve not signed him to be a squad player, but to put real pressure on the lads already in the team.”

Ford, who has released midfielder Ravi Shamsi, who has also joined Chesham, is pleased with his side’s recent run of form which sees them unbeaten in six, but wants to keep that in perspective going into the busy Christmas period.

“We’ve had four draws and two wins in the last six, but I feel that we still have a point to prove,” he said.

“Against the top boys, the likes of Kettering and Slough, we’ve had some good results, and Weymouth will be another really tough ask as they are in great form.

“I’m relatively happy with where we are, but I don’t think you can ever be too happy, as that maybe shows a lack of ambition.

“But we are definitely gathering a bit of momentum and are in a better position than we were a month ago.”

Banbury Utd (v Weymouth, home): from Harding, Hawtin, Ngathe, Nash, Carnell, Bradbury, Humphreys, Finch, Johnson, McDonagh, Winters, Peake-Pijnen, Howards, Sandy, Wise, Felix.