The shock signing of defender Dean Inman has been overshadowed by a fraught week at Kingstonian.

The centre-back’s arrival from big-spending Billericay Town, challenging in the Vanarama South, was announced late on Friday night. With the Essex club going full-time, Inman has chosen to stay in part-time football and reportedly turned down an offer from Woking, instead committing to an 18-month contract at K’s.

Inman, aged 28, was signed for £27,000 from Maidenhead just a year ago and helped Ricay to promotion last season. He was their player of the month in November.

His recruitment is an undoubted coup but his debut on Saturday proved turbulent as Leigh Dynan’s side lost 4-0 at home to Haringey Borough.

Borough, fresh from their FA Cup heroics, are in fine form and, after a tight first-half, scored three after the break to run out easy winners. K’s remain fourth in the table.

Mohammadu Faal, meanwhile, an unused substitute in that defeat, has left for Enfield Town. Signed on a season-long contract in the summer following a promising loan-spell, Faal scored 10 goals in 22 appearances in his K’s career. His contract has been cancelled by mutual consent and it is not believed that Town paid a fee for his signing.

The 21-year-old forward denied forcing a move or refusing to fight for his place at King George's Field. “I’ve NEVER refused to play for Kingstonian” he wrote on twitter. “I’ve always just wanted to play. However, me and the manager had multiple discussions regarding leaving the club in October due to multiple broken promises... As recently as last Thursday, the manager informed me he didn’t see me getting game-time at K’s any more but wouldn’t loan me to any team in the division interested so he asked me if I’d prefer to cancel my contract. What I don’t respect is inaccurate statements being put out to make the player look at fault.”

But influential assistant manager, Jamie Lawrence, is staying put. Lawrence was invited by Sol Campbell to assist with Macclesfield Town training following the former England international’s recent appointment at Moss Rose.

“Jamie’s here!” Dynan reassured fans. “He’s second to none getting people’s fitness levels up and he’s played at the highest level. He went up to Macclesfield to do a session to help Sol Campbell out. People, as usual, jumped the gun, put two and two together and came up with ten. It makes me laugh.”

K’s head to Hornchurch on Saturday in the league.