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Ebbsfleet United sign full-back Matt Fish from Gillingham and former Northampton Town defender Kelvin Langmead

By KentOnline reporter

Ebbsfleet announced two more new signings just before their FA Trophy win over Forest Green Rovers on Saturday afternoon.

Right-back Matt Fish, 26, has joined from Gillingham, while centre-back Kelvin Langmead, 29, has joined from Northampton Town after agreeing to end his contract at the League 2 club earlier this week.

Fish joins Danny Kedwell as the second Gills player to make the switch to Fleet this week.

Langmead is a former captain at Northampton and was their player-of-the-year two seasons ago.

Matt Fish attempts to win back possession for Gillingham against Swindon in August. Picture: Barry Goodwin
Matt Fish attempts to win back possession for Gillingham against Swindon in August. Picture: Barry Goodwin

Ebbsfleet manager Jamie Day said: "Fishy’s a fantastic player. He’s won League 2 and played in League 1 as well. He brings a great amount of experience to the club.

"For me, it’s another good signing that shows where this club wants to be. He’s only 26, he’ll fit straight in, he knows some of the boys already and I’m looking forward to working with him.

"Kelvin is whole-hearted. He’s got 300 League games under his belt, so he brings a vast amount of experience to the back-four. He will help the ones we’ve got now.

"I’m looking forward to working with Kelvin. He’s only 29, so he’s got a good four of five years left in him and he wants to be part of what we’re trying to build.

"I was impressed when I spoke to him and where he wants to go as a player still.

"They’re the type of players we want to take the club forward."

Day has now made five signings in the space of five days. He landed Woking midfielder Theo Lewis for an undisclosed fee as well as Wycombe's former Gills midfielder Stuart Lewis.

He said: "There’s a vision, where this club wants to be, and when we speak to players, we’re selling them that vision.

"We need to get there with performances on the pitch. That’s how we’re going to do it. We need to attract the quality players and if we do that, hopefully we go in the right direction.

"It’s not going to be easy. We’ve got a lot of hard games coming up but when you’re getting in quality players like Fishy, Keds, both Lewises and Kelvin, you give yourself a chance.

"They’re here for the right reasons – that they want to take this club forward."

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