Share

Light showers

Thu

°C | 11°C

Clear spells

Fri

19°C | 8°C

Mostly clear

Sat

18°C | 6°C

Home   Gravesend   Sport   Article

Ebbsfleet United boss Steve Brown admitted the deal which brought Michael West back from Crewe Alexandra looked unlikely at first

09 January 2014
by Steve Tervet

Michael West

Michael West

Steve Brown was as surprised as anyone to pull off the deal which brought fans’ favourite Michael West back to Ebbsfleet.

The 22-year-old re-joined the Fleet on a free transfer from Crewe Alexandra on Friday and has signed an 18-month contract at Stonebridge Road.

When West was snapped up by Crewe in July 2012, Ebbsfleet supporters thought they’d seen the last of their local hero, who inspired them to Conference South promotion in 2010/11.

And Brown, who scouted the midfielder for Charlton while Liam Daish was Fleet manager, admitted the transfer was completed against the odds.

He said: "I wouldn’t have looked at Michael West and said we’d get that deal done. But you hear a rumour and you have to act on it. In 99% of cases, you hit a dead end but every now and then it comes off.

"Quite a few things start with conversations involving one of your players, as this did. But it was the desire from Michael to come back down and want to play at Ebbsfleet that really got us over the line."

Read the full story in the Gravesend Messenger.

Click here for more sport from Gravesend.

Click here for more news from around the county.

Comments 

Forgotten Password?

Forgotten Username?

Don't have an account? Please Register first!

The KM Group does not moderate comments.
Please click here for our house rules.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.

 

Terms of Comments
We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules.. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here, email multimediadesk@thekmgroup.co.uk or call 01634 227989.