Home   Gravesend   Sport   Article

Ebbsfleet United striker Danny Kedwell may be asked to play in defence

By Steve Tervet

Danny Kedwell could play his 200th game for Ebbsfleet United as a centre-half.

The striker reached 199 appearances for the club with a 10-minute cameo in defence to help Fleet complete a 3-0 win over Maidenhead on Tuesday.

With Dave Winfield still out injured and right-back Lawrie Wilson unwell, it could be a role Kedwell fills again when Boreham Wood visit Stonebridge Road this weekend.

Danny Kedwell on the ball for Ebbsfleet Picture: Andy Jones
Danny Kedwell on the ball for Ebbsfleet Picture: Andy Jones

Manager Garry Hill said: “I wouldn’t be frightened of putting Danny Kedwell in at centre-half.

“He might have only gone in there for 10 minutes but I wouldn’t rule that one out.

“He’s experienced, he heads it, he kicks it and he has positional sense so don’t rule that one out for Saturday.”

Kedwell has made 39 appearances already this season, scoring 12 goals which means his Ebbsfleet total is now 64..

Hill paired Michael Cheek with Gozie Ugwu against Maidenhead but insists Kedwell remains a big part of his plans.

He said: “Danny Kedwell will still do a good job for us up top. We mustn’t dismiss Danny Kedwell out of the forward line.

“He’s a big player and if you get balls into the box, Danny Kedwell’s going to get on the end of them, like Gozie and Michael Cheek.

“Being fair to Michael Cheek and Danny Kedwell, over recent games, we haven’t created enough or got balls into the penalty area.

“All teams go through that spell. We know we’re very thin on bodies and you have to make decisions sometimes.

“Do you believe in what you’ve got here and move it around or do you start panicking? We haven’t panicked and that was a big win for us.”

Join the debate...
Comments |

Don't have an account? Please Register first!

The KM Group does not moderate comments. Please click here for our house rules.

People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.

 

Terms of Comments
We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here, email multimediadesk@thekmgroup.co.uk or call 01634 227989.

Follow us

Like Us on Facebook

Most popular

Kent Travel News

Close This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.Learn More