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Hythe Town sign former Maidstone, Margate and Dartford forward Alex Flisher

Alex Flisher has become the latest former Maidstone player to be reunited with Steve Watt at Hythe.

The 27-year-old winger has joined the Cannons just hours after National League South side Dartford confirmed he had left Princes Park.

Flisher completes a notable hat-trick of signings this week for Isthmian South East Hythe who on Monday announced the arrival of defender Jamie Coyle and midfielder James Rogers – both also former clubmates of Watt.

Steve Watt, left, and Alex Flisher celebrate Maidstone being crowned Ryman League Premier Division champions in 2015 Picture: Martin Apps
Steve Watt, left, and Alex Flisher celebrate Maidstone being crowned Ryman League Premier Division champions in 2015 Picture: Martin Apps

Steve Watt described Flisher's signing as a coup, adding that the initial approach had come from the player.

He explained "I received a text from Flish saying that he was planning to leave Dartford and was there any room for him at Hythe.

"When a player of his calibre becomes available you have to do whatever you can to make it happen and I'm delighted that he has joined us.

"I've got a very good relationship with Flish, and off the pitch. He did not play one competitive minute for me at Margate because he got injured in the last 30 seconds of the last friendly but he's looking the fittest he's ever been.

"He wears his heart on his sleeve and he can play anywhere across the front line which is great because it gives you options to change things.

"He ticks all the boxes, and not just playing wise.

"I look for a certain type of character, people who are good on the pitch and in the dressing room and Flish is great in that respect."

Flisher signed for Dartford in June but just a month later suffered a dislocated shoulder in the club's friendly against Gillingham forcing him to miss the start of the campaign.

Since regaining fitness he's played mainly out of position at left-back.

Dartford revealed that he had left Princes Park on Tuesday morning in a statement which said: "After discussions with Tony Burman, Alex Flisher has decided to leave Dartford FC for personal reasons."

Caretaker boss Burman said: "I would like to thank Alex for his efforts and honesty while playing for Dartford FC, and I would l like to wish him all the very best for the future."

Flisher made his name at Maidstone where he played more than 275 times and was part of the team which won the Ryman League Premier Division title in 2014/15 and promotion to the National League the following season.

He left in the summer of 2017 joining Watt's Margate for an undisclosed fee but had to wait 16 months to make his full debut.

He missed the whole of the 2017/18 season with an ACL injury sustained in the dying minutes of the club's final pre-season game against Ramsgate and then bruised his tibia in the build-up to the following campaign.


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