Dartford sign striker Allan Tait
Dartford manager Tony Burman says
experienced striker Allan Tait has signed for the Darts because he
wants to start enjoying his football again.
The former Tottenham junior, who played for Folkestone Invicta,
Crawley and Canvey Island before joining Eastbourne Borough last
summer, made 26 appearances for the Blue Square Premier club but
only scored two goals.
Burman, who tried to sign Tait
(pictured right) before the transfer deadline in March, said,
"When I spoke with Allan he made it clear that the reason he was
prepared to drop down two divisions and come and play for us is
because he wants to start enjoying his football again and, having
had a look at our set-up, he feels he will do that with us.
"From my point of view, it was a
breath of fresh air to deal with a player who wasn’t just chasing
the money but who wants a new challenge.
"And, with Allan, we are getting a
very experienced player who, at 27, should be coming to his
"I know he only scored two goals
last season but if you look back over the whole of his career, his
scoring record speaks for itself."
The Darts will open their
pre-season campaign with a fixture against Norwich City at Princes
Park on Saturday, July 11.
The fixture was agreed as part of
the deal which took Cody McDonald to Carrow Road last season, and
Burman added: "It’s an attractive fixture for us to start our
pre-season campaign and hopefully it will attract a decent
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