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Ebbsfleet United striker Danny Kedwell says there is a real bond and trust between himself and Matt Godden

Danny Kedwell has hailed Matt Godden as his best strike partner since playing alongside Jon Main at AFC Wimbledon.

Kedwell and Godden have already scored 23 goals between them this season to help Ebbsfleet into pole position at the top of National League South.

Their understanding and interplay is frightening defenders and shows potential of emulating the Kedwell-Main double act which underpinned so much of the Dons' non-league success.

Danny Kedwell and Matt Godden celebrate another goal for Ebbsfleet Picture: Steve Crispe
Danny Kedwell and Matt Godden celebrate another goal for Ebbsfleet Picture: Steve Crispe

Kedwell said: "It seems perfect. He can read the game off me and I can read where he’s going to be every time.

"When you’ve got a great partnership like that, it’s going to be hard for the opposition, when you’ve got a bond with another striker.

"I haven’t had that for quite a long time, since I played with Jon Main at Wimbledon. We just clicked and now I’ve got Matty Godden with me and we seem to be getting along as well.

"I know he’s got my back and he knows I’ve got his back and that’s the most important thing.

"Trust is a massive thing in football. If you’re playing up front with someone you’re not too keen on, it’s not going to work.

"But it’s the same feeling when he scores, the buzz I get for him and I’m sure he’s got the same for me.

"That’s what the game’s about. We’re not going to win the league by individuals and that’s why we’re such a good team."

Kedwell, who left Gillingham to sign for Ebbsfleet in January, looks back to his best under boss Daryl McMahon this season.

He said: "The gaffer’s given me that confidence, backing me where for two or three years I didn’t have that. When I won the league with Gillingham, with Martin Allen, I had that confidence and the gaffer’s got it back for me.

"That’s all I needed. He believes in me so I’m training and playing with a smile on my face."

Read the full interview in the Gravesend Messenger.

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