Winger Anthony Cook has "unfinished business" at Ebbsfleet United after being sold by Bromley
BROMLEY boss Mark Goldberg says he’s feeling sorry to see Anthony Cook leave Hayes Lane after selling the talented winger to Ebbsfleet United.
Cook, 26, has left Vanarama National League side Bromley for an undisclosed transfer fee to make a return to Vanarama National League South leaders Ebbsfleet United after bringing him in on a free transfer from Stonebridge Road in January 2015.
Goldberg told www.bromleyfc.tv: “We’re sorry to see Anthony go. He was instrumental in our promotion last season and has played a large part in our progress this year but having expressed his wish to re-join his former club we feel we have made a constructive move to sign Adam Cunnington as part of the deal.
“Adam is a player who I have admired for many years and feel he will further strengthen our forward line which has recently been depleted through injury at a critical time in our season.”
The Ravens have slipped down to thirteenth-place in the table in their debut campaign at the top flight of non-league football and have been stuck on 33 points after losing their last four league games.
Goldberg takes his side to play league rivals Braintree Town in The FA Trophy First Round on Saturday.
It is expected that 16-goal striker Moses Emmanuel and six-goal winger Louis Dennis could possibly be sold during the January transfer window.
Cunnington said: “I’m very happy to join Bromley Football Club.
“Bromley were terrific last season in the Conference South and have done well in the National League.
“I’ve known Mark for a long time and kept in touch over the years so when the opportunity came to play for him, I jumped at it.
“I’ve enjoyed the last year at Ebbsfleet United but now I’m very much looking to playing, scoring goals and helping Bromley climb the table and push for promotion.”
Cunnington has had a wealth of both league and non-league experience.
He started at Barton Rovers in 2006, and had varied spells at non-league clubs for the next few years including Hitchin Town, Aylesbury Untied, and Barwell where he scored over 36 goals in 40 games.
This incredible goal scoring record then earned him a contract in 2010 with Conference North Side Soilhull Moors.
After just 22 appearances for the club he joined Conference National side Kettering Town, followed by a loan deal with League Two club Dagenham & Redbridge which turned permanent.
In 2012 Cunnington Joined Tamworth in the Conference national. Despite the club finishing 18th in the league, he finished second top scorer with 21 goals.
Cunnington then joined Cambridge United the following season and was a key figure in clubs promotional winning season. After three appearances in League Two, he was loaned to Bristol Rovers where he went on to play 15 games, before being signed by Jamie Day at Ebbsfleet in 2015.
An Ebbsfleet United statement said: “This season, Adam has been mainly confined to appearances from the bench and spent a time on loan at Woking.
“With the form of Matt Godden and Danny Kedwell and with Charlie Sheringham’s return to fitness, Adam’s chances of regaining a first team place in the short term were scarce and it was agreed by all parties that a move to Bromley was beneficial.
“The club would like to thank Adam for all his efforts in a Fleet shirt and his considerable work ethic in training this season and wish him all the best in his future career.”
Cook is available to play for Ebbsfleet United in their FA Trophy First Round trip to league rivals Oxford City on Saturday.
“It will be the popular Cook’s second spell at Stonebridge Road after he originally singed from Chelmsford City in the summer of 2013,” said the statement, published on the club’s website www.ebbsfleetunited.co.uk.
“The tricky winger clocked up 86 appearances in an almost 18-month tenure, scoring 19 goals in the process and proving to be a hit with Fleet fans for his willingness to run at defences – together with his bubbly personality.”
Cook, who helped Bromley win the Conference South title in April – the club’s first title for 54 years – is delighted to be back at Stonebridge Road.
Cook tweeted that he had “unfinished business,” at Ebbsfleet United, before adding, “It’s been a pleasure, I wish everyone at Bromley the best of luck in the future – what a ride it was.
“Last season we made history and I will never forget that.
“Now I can’t wait to get started again at Ebbsfleet United and contribute this extremely talented group in the quest for glory.”
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