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Ebbsfleet United boss Garry Hill looks ahead to the game at Dover Athletic

Garry Hill expects a reaction when Ebbsfleet take on Dover at Crabble.

Fleet go into Tuesday night's derby second-bottom in the National League following a 2-1 defeat at home to Aldershot on Saturday.

Hill had his players in on Sunday to go through that performance which was one of the poorest since he was appointed manager.

Alex Reid came off the bench to make his Ebbsfleet debut against Aldershot Picture: Andy Jones
Alex Reid came off the bench to make his Ebbsfleet debut against Aldershot Picture: Andy Jones

Changes are likely at Crabble, with new signings Alex Reid and Botti Biabi offering different options in attack.

Hill could also turn to Frankie Sutherland, Sean Shields, Ayo Obileye or former Dover defender Aswad Thomas if he wants to shake things up.

He said: "Whatever team we put out on the park, we should be competitive.

"On Saturday we didn’t do enough. You can’t analyse anything different from telling the truth.

"They’re all tough games, it doesn’t matter who you play, but we’ve got to get that out of our system straight away.

"It doesn’t matter whether it’s a Kent derby. It doesn’t add any more to me. You don’t get any more points playing against them or anybody else."

Reid and Biabi both made their debuts as substitutes against Aldershot as Ebbsfleet chased the game.

Centre-forward Reid is on loan from Stevenage in League 2 while Scotland youth international Biabi was released by Swansea City in the summer.

Hill said: "You’re looking at players and you’ve got someone on loan in Alex Reid from Stevenage. He looked lively, being fair, very lively.

"It was an ideal opportunity to have a look at them in one way when you haven’t got much to lose because you’re losing at that stage of the game.

"They looked sharp and they fetched sharpness into the final third."

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