Fleet re-sign two of last season’s squad and add ex-AFC Wimbledon skipper…
Ebbsfleet United have begun building their playing squad for the 2010-11 campaign with the announcement of three signings. Arriving at Stonebridge Road is 26-year-old central defender Paul Lorraine from AFC Wimbledon. Lorraine will also be familiar to Fleet fans from his appearances with Woking in the Blue Square Premier division.
The club are also delighted to announce that two of last season’s most promising youngsters are returning to the Fleet – midfielder Michael West, a product of the club’s youth system, and former Peterborough striker Scott Ginty who scored twice at Tamworth in the final game of last season.
Lorraine, a target of Liam Daish’s when the Fleet were in the Blue Square Premier, is no stranger to Kent football having begun his career at Erith & Belvedere and he also had a spell at Welling United. Following a move to Braintree in 2004, he gained a reputation as a dependable central defender, making more than 100 appearances for the Essex club before a four-figure fee took him to Fisher. He had three spells at AFC Wimbledon, the latest during the 2009-10 season where he played 38 games in the Blue Square Premier, including both games against the Fleet. Paul also turned out 70 times for Woking between 2007 and 2009.
>Nineteen-year-old striker Ginty re-signs following a fine first season at Premier Division level. Despite 29 of his 32 games last season coming from the bench, the ex-Peterborough youngster netted six goals and will surely feature more heavily this season. Similarly, 20-year-old midfielder Michael West, who has played 35 times for the Fleet, will also be expected to fine-tune his game in the coming season.
More signings are imminent and further announcements will be made shortly.