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Fleet bring Bingham in

Ebbsfleet United have completed the signing of experienced and versatile striker Rakish Bingham, who most recently helped Dundee United achieve promotion to the Scottish Premiership.

The 26-year-old has a strong background north of the border, having played for Falkirk and spent two seasons in the SPL with Hamilton Academical.

The 6ft 1in forward started out with Wigan Athletic’s academy, progressing to the then Premier League side’s reserves and attracting attention from clubs including Manchester City and Newcastle United.

Following a loan spell at Falkirk, he signed permanently for Mansfield Town, scoring on his League Two debut and going on to make 26 appearances for the Stags. A loan spell at Hartlepool United turned into a permanent move and Bingham spent the 2015/16 season as a regular in the Pools lineup in League Two. 

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The London-born striker moved back to Scotland in 2016 with Hamilton, twice extending his contract with the club. He scored 11 goals for the Accies, including one against Celtic in 2017/18 (see below), and was a regular starter for them across two and a half seasons.

Following a short spell with Cheltenham Town, Bingham signed for Doncaster Rovers in League One last season, moving on to Dundee United on a short-term deal in February where he helped the Tangerines extend their lead at the top of the Scottish Championship to 14 points and thereby earn promotion when the season locked down.

Rakish Bingham played up front against Dagenham last weekend

Bingham was a recent trialist for Dennis Kutrieb’s side, having turned out in the friendly against Dagenham & Redbridge.

We welcome him to the Kuflink Stadium and if you would like to sponsor our new signing for this season, please contact Matt Faithorn on 01474 533796 or matthew.faithorn@eufc.co.uk.

Bingham scores v Celtic for Hamilton and v Bristol Rovers for Doncaster

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