Full-back Palmer opts for Stonebridge Road

Having spent Wednesday filling slots in midfield and attack, Fleet boss Steve Brown has today moved swiftly to add a defender to his cause, with left-back Aiden Palmer joining from Chelmsford City.

The 26-year-old Londoner broke into the Leyton Orient side after beginning his career there in 2004 and played 50 times in five years for the east London club. Spells in East Anglia with Bishop’s Stortford and Cambridge followed, as well as a loan period at Dagenham. From Bishop’s Stortford, the highly-rated defender spent more than a month on trial at Watford before signing for Chelmsford in summer 2011.

An almost ever-present performer for City in two play-off-challenging seasons, he earned rave reviews for his consistency and technical ability at Melbourne Park.

Aiden Palmer spoke to on signing: “My goal in joining Ebbsfleet is to first gain promotion to the Conference Premier, and then eventually to make it into the Football League. I think we have signed some great players already that can help us achieve that goal and I look forward to getting on the pitch with them and enjoying a bright future at the Fleet.”


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Ed Miller

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Ed Miller has been Ebbsfleet United's communications manager and programme editor since 2014 and responsible for the club website since 2007. Contact him on

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