Winger Anthony Cook has become the fifth player to agree a contract cancellation this week as he has reached a mutual agreement to depart the club.
The 24-year-old midfielder leaves with warm wishes from all at the club after a year and a half in which he excited Fleet supporters, scoring 19 goals in 85 appearances. Virtually ever-present in his time at the club since arriving from Chelmsford City, ‘Cookie’ had a good rapport with fans but leaves as part of the recent squad reshaping.
Vice chairman Peter Varney said, “It is always difficult to come to these decisions about players who have appeared so many times for the club and we all wish Anthony the best of luck in wherever he goes next. The club and the players are having to make decisions based on what is best for both parties going forward as we adjust the squad. I’m sure all fans will join me in thanking Anthony for all his efforts in a Fleet shirt over the past 18 months.
Cook said, “It is with a heavy heart that today I have left Ebbsfleet United. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the club and would like to wish everyone at the Fleet all the best. I’m proud to have represented such a brilliant club and would like to say a special thank you to Steve Brown and Peter Varney.”