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Ebbsfleet United want to sign Dagenham & Redbridge winger Alex Osborn and will monitor Stevenage striker Michael Thalassitis

15 May 2014
by Steve Tervet

Alex Osborn takes on Dover in the Kent Senior Cup final Picture Steve Crispe

Alex Osborn takes on Dover in the Kent Senior Cup final Picture: Steve Crispe

Alex Osborn is on Ebbsfleet manager Steve Brown’s summer shopping list after completing a successful season on loan at Stonebridge Road.

The 20-year-old is contracted to Dagenham & Redbridge but the League 2 club are about to let him go.

Osborn made 47 appearances for the Fleet last season – including 33 starts – scoring five goals and manager Steve Brown wants to keep hold of the winger.

He said: "Alex has been told that Dagenham will not be signing him next year and we will make a move for Alex and offer him something across the summer."

It’s a different story, however, for Cypriot striker Michael Thalassitis, who scored 11 goals in 43 appearances during his season-long loan from Stevenage.

Michael Thalassitis in action during the Kent Senior Cup final Picture Steve Crispe

Michael Thalassitis in action during the Kent Senior Cup final Picture: Steve Crispe

Brown said: "Michael is still a Stevenage player. They have an option on Michael, he’s under contract to them. I believe we finish on May 31 with Michael.

"They’ve just been relegated to League 2, so they might see him as a League 2 striker. That’ll be open to discussion."

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