Fleet take trialist Powell on board
Fleet take trialist Powell on board

Ebbsfleet United are pleased to announce the completion of the signing of former Millwall midfielder Jack Powell this afternoon.

The 22-year-old impressed as he played the entire 90 minutes in last night’s friendly at Thamesmead Town and Daryl McMahon, who has monitored his progress in recent weeks, is ready to give the creative central midfielder an opportunity at National League South football.

Powell began his career in West Ham’s youth academy, joining Millwall in 2013. He made two appearances in the Championship in August 2014 and several in cup games as then Lions manager Ian Holloway said that his debut was on a par with Tim Cahill’s: “He oozes class, vision and confidence. His passing and reading of the game was top drawer and he likes a tackle too”.

Skilful, two-footed and composed on the ball, Powell spent time on loan at Concord Rangers and Braintree Town and, on being made a free agent, interested several clubs this summer including Swindon Town and others at National League level, so Fleet boss McMahon is understandably delighted to secure his services for 2016/17.

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