Ebbsfleet go for Gozie….. again

Gozie Ugwu returns to the Kuflink Stadium for the third time in his career after he agreed a permanent deal with Ebbsfleet United this week.

The 26-year-old striker left Chesterfield in the summer, having spent the last part of the season on loan with the Fleet, during which time he played eight games and scored twice.

He also enjoyed a temporary spell with us under Liam Daish in the 2011/12 season.

The 6ft 2in frontman previously played under Fleet boss Garry Hill at Woking in the most prolific period of his career, with his form at Kingfield earning a move into the League with the Spireites.

His return to the Fleet on loan last season saw him quickly endear himself to the home faithful and memorable goals against Maidstone United and Wrexham followed.

The former Reading youngster has also played for Yeovil Town, Dunfermline Athletic and Wycombe Wanderers in his career.

Meanwhile, Corey Whitely is the second Fleet player to move up a division this summer as he completed a move to League Two play-off finalists Newport County earlier today.

This follows on the heels of former teammate Ebou Adams’ move to Newport’s fellow play-off contenders Forest Green Rovers last week, both for undisclosed fees.

The 27-year-old Whitely, who signed for the Fleet from Dagenham & Redbridge in February 2018, will now get his first shot at EFL football having moved into the National League via Sunday football and a prolific spell at Enfield Town.

Whitely played in successive play-off campaigns with Dagenham and then the Fleet and in his time at the Kuflink Stadium he scored 11 goals in 64 games (50 starts).

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