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Ebbsfleet United cancel striker Ben May's contract while winger Alex Osborn joins Concord Rangers on loan

By Steve Tervet
A dejected Ben May after Ebbsfleet's defeat in the play-off final Picture: Andy Payton
A dejected Ben May after Ebbsfleet's defeat in the play-off final Picture: Andy Payton

Ebbsfleet United have cancelled striker Ben May's contract by mutual consent.

May is the second player to leave the Fleet this week, following the departure of his fellow striker and former Dover team-mate Billy Bricknell on Tuesday.

Injuries plagued May during his first season at Ebbsfleet although he did make 42 appearances, scoring 12 goals.

May signed a new contract at the PHB Stadium in May but hasn't played a single minute this season.

Ebbsfleet vice-chairman Peter Varney told the club's website: "Ben has had a difficult season with injury but is now fully fit.

"He has been an integral part of the squad here since KEH took over and has been a pleasure to work with and we wish him every success in his next career move, wherever that takes him."

May said: "I have really enjoyed my time at the club and my only regret is that injury this season has restricted my game time.

"I am now fully fit but recognise that with all the new signings made it will be difficult to get a regular starting place.

"I would like to thank everyone at the club for all the support they have given me and I wish them well for the future."

Meanwhile, winger Alex Osborn has joined Concord Rangers on loan for a month.

The Beachboys are 13th in Vanarama Conference South and they are due to play three of the Fleet's promotion rivals - Whitehawk, Havant & Waterlooville and Boreham Wood - during Osborn's loan spell.

Alex Osborn action for Ebbsfleet Picture: Richard Eaton
Alex Osborn action for Ebbsfleet Picture: Richard Eaton

Ebbsfleet manager Jamie Day said: "As has obviously been well-publicised, we have a large squad and game time can’t be guaranteed so players who might have limited first-team opportunities are able to utilise loan deals to keep themselves match fit and playing, as in Alex’s case with this move to Concord Rangers."

Osborn originally joined Ebbsfleet on loan from Dagenham & Redbridge last season before making the move permanent in summer 2014.

Injuries have restricted him to just 12 appearances for the Fleet so far this campaign.

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