Published: 00:00, 31 March 2017 |
Dartford boss Tony Burman is willing to lean on the club’s youth if needed to help with the promotion push.
Five young academy players have signed first-team forms to add strength to Burman’s squad ahead of an expected National League South play-off campaign.
Richard Gregory, Harry Kingdon, Henri Fulton, Eli Graham and Gilepsie Menga have all been rewarded for their efforts in the youth team.
Fellow youngsters Richard Seixas, Ben Francis and Kaka Dembele are all out on loan and can also be called back by Burman if they are needed.
“If I have to use them I will,” said the Darts boss.
“We have rewarded the academy boys for what they have done throughout the season. There are a couple of forwards but they are mainly defenders and it is just in case we have a lot of injuries coming up to the play-off area.
“I have no problem putting them into the squad if need be.
“The best thing for Kaka, Ben and Richard to do this month is to get as many games in as they can. If they are needed, they will be ready.”
Burman also managed to resolve his goalkeeper issue before last Thursday’s transfer deadline.
He has brought back Louis Wells from Leatherhead on dual registration for the remainder of the season as cover for Deren Ibrahim, who is back from international duty.
Loan keeper Billy Collings is only on a 28-day loan from Brighton and so Burman would not have had cover if Ibrahim was injured.
Ibrahim played for Gibraltar on Saturday in their World Cup qualifier against Bosnia & Herzegovina, losing 5-0. Their next game is against Cyprus on June 9.
Every morning at 10am we play you an hour of tunes from the 90s. We call it, #WeLoveThe90s.
Play 'Say It' with Garry and Laura on kmfm Breakfast and you could win £1,000!
Wake up to kmfm Breakfast with Garry and Laura - it's Kent's alarm call.
A guide for your future. For year 11 students in Kent and Medway. Click here for the e-edition.
Education, Training & Childcare is a special supplement published by KM Media Group four times a year. Click here for latest e-edition.
This is a brand new online resource covering every aspect of owning and improving a home in Kent and Medway.
Get the latest food and drink news, recipes from some of the nation's top chefs plus updates from Kent's vineyards and breweries.
Search in your local area to find your perfect partner in Kent, with FreshStart Dating! PLUS, register for free!.
Neil Miller, Hever Castle head gardener is new gardening blogger.
Buy pictures that you've seen in a KM newspaper, or send in a picture and we will place it on our photo sales website so that you can purchase a super, unique gift.