THE FLEET ADD TWO MORE FACES ? THOUGH ONE IS FAMILIAR ? TO THEIR 2008-09 SQUAD…
Liam Daish has secured a season-long loan of central defender Darius Charles after a deal was this week agreed with Brentford. The 20-year-old will already be familiar to Fleet fans having impressed during a loan spell at the tail-end of last season when he featured in nine games.
began his career as a trainee at Brentford in 2004 and signed
professional forms in 2006. He can play as a central defender, left-back and also on the left of midfield.
Daish’s second signing of the day confirms the rumours that have been doing the rounds in recent weeks as former Gillingham midfielder Craig Stone joins on a one-year contract. A local player who came through Gillingham’s youth ranks having joined at
age 10 and broke into the first team at the age of 16 under
then-manager Andy Hessenthaler in November 2005, Craig spent part of
2007-08 on loan at Brentford, making six appearances, and appeared for
Gillingham 15 times in all.
The six-foot midfielder signed
a professional contract at Priestfield in 2007 but was released in May
2008. Playing mainly in the centre of midfield, Liam Daish clearly
thinks the strong, combative Craig, 19, can fill the gap left by Michael Bostwick’s move to