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Myles Weston: Ebbsfleet manager Kevin Watson praises wing-back

Ebbsfleet boss Kevin Watson has told his squad to watch and learn from Myles Weston.

The 31-year-old wing-back scored twice to rescue a point for 10-man Fleet against Hartlepool on Saturday.

Ebbsfleet's Myles Weston in action against Hartlepool on Saturday. Picture: Sean Aidan FM21792510
Ebbsfleet's Myles Weston in action against Hartlepool on Saturday. Picture: Sean Aidan FM21792510

And it’s not just his eye-catching performances on the pitch that his team-mates need to be making note of.

“Myles is brilliant, he is an unbelievable pro,” said Watson. “He trains brilliantly every day, the boys should look at him and watch him train - he gets his rewards when he plays.

“He is a terrific pro to have around the place.”

Watson also understood referee Lloyd Wood’s decision not to show Pools’ Nicky Featherstone a red card in the second half for what seemed to be a professional foul on Weston.

“If (the referee) knows how quick Westy is then possibly it’s a red card,” said Watson.

“There was a covering defender who I’m not sure would have got around. But he probably doesn’t know how fast Westy is and he has seen a covering defender.

“Some days you’ll get (a red card), probably more often than not you won’t though.”

Ebbsfleet boss Watson had no complaints about the red card shown to Josh Umerah just before the half-time interval.

“It’s a red card, he knows it,” said Watson. “Josh has apologised to the boys, it was a silly thing to do. He has lashed out a bit, it’s a red card and you can’t do that.

“It’s put us under the cosh a bit, having been 2-0 down and playing poorly.

Fleet's Josh Umerah is shown the red card by referee Lloyd Wood. Picture: Sean Aidan FM21792522
Fleet's Josh Umerah is shown the red card by referee Lloyd Wood. Picture: Sean Aidan FM21792522

“We were incredibly poor in the first half, we didn’t look like we had a run in us and then when we got the ball we were poor.

“We didn’t win a tackle, we didn’t win a header and it culminated in us being 2-0 down.

“I said to them that I could have taken any single one of them off. But for the balance of the team I made a decision it was Frankie (Sutherland) as I’d put him out on the right side.”

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