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Dover striker Jamie Allen joins National League side FC Halifax Town

By Cameron Hogwood

Dover forward Jamie Allen has signed for FC Halifax Town after being released by mutual consent.

The 24-year-old leaves Crabble after the club took up the option to retain his services at the end of the 2018/19 season.

Allen, who was born in Wigan, was keen to move back up north and will now team up with former Whites teammate Tobi Sho-Silva.

Jamie Allen and Josh Passley during Dover's win against Sutton on the final day of last season. Picture: Alan Langley
Jamie Allen and Josh Passley during Dover's win against Sutton on the final day of last season. Picture: Alan Langley

Dover manager Andy Hessenthaler told the club's official website: "Jamie came to see me last week to say he was homesick and wanted to move back up north.

"We reluctantly agreed and as we did not want to hinder his chances of going home to his family, decided to not ask for a transfer fee.

"It’s a shame because we had taken up an option on his contract and he was excellent for us during the second half of last season, but we cannot have unhappy players at this football club.

"We are actively looking (for a replacement), but it is not something we are going to rush into as we have three very good strikers here and it depends on who is available and if the budget will allow."

Allen scored sevens goals in 57 appearances at Crabble after signing from Southport in May 2017.

He is in line to make his competitive debut for Halifax in their season opener at Ebbsfleet on August 3.

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