Twenty-year-old full back Ryan Blake has rejoined Ebbsfleet United on a permanent basis.
The Northern Ireland Under 18 and Under 19 international played 11 times for the Fleet on loan from Brentford in 2011, helping Ebbsfleet to promotion to the Blue Square Premier that season.
Blake also had loan spells with Woking, Farnborough and Hampton & Richmond.
?It?s great to have Ryan back? said Fleet manager Liam Daish. ?He enjoyed his time here on loan and we got to see what a good young player he is. He remains very popular in the dressing room and on the terraces at Stonebridge Road.?
?It may seem strange to sign a left back when Joe Howe performed so well there last season in an emergency capacity. But signing Ryan will allow us to use Joe?s talents in other ways.?