Sam Blackman will be a great asset to this football club, says Dartford joint-manager Adam Flanagan
DARTFORD joint-managers Adam Flanagan and Jamie Coyle have announced their first two summer signings.
Defender Jordan Wynter, 25, joins the club on a permanent basis having been on loan from Maidstone United since September 2018.
Midfielder Sam Blackman, 23, signs from their Vanarama National League South rivals Concord Rangers.
He previously played at Leatherhead and was part of the Millwall Academy and Dartford’s Academy when he was younger.
“Jordan had a great impact when he came to us on loan last season and he showcased what a good player he is in a variety of positions,” Flanagan told www.dartfordfc.com.
“Jordan’s energy levels and commitment to the cause was without question and we are happy to have secured his services once again for the upcoming season.”
Concord Rangers chairman Ant Smith is disappointed to have lost Blackman to the players home-town club.
“We would like to thank Sam for his honest approach to us and wish him and his family all the best for the future,” he said on Twitter.
Flanagan added: “Sam is a Dartford lad who still lives in the town within walking distance of the club.
“As a youngster he was part of our Academy and then moved onto Millwall. After spending time in America, he came back and played for Leatherhead and had a great season at Concord last season.
“Sam is a box-to-box midfielder with high energy levels and with his hunger to win, we feel Sam will be a great asset to this football club.”
The pair join Ben Greenhalgh, Ryan Hayes, Lee Noble, Andy Pugh, Charlie Sheringham and Ronnie Vint at Princes Park next season.
Dartford finished in tenth-place in the National League South last season, collecting 64 points from their 42 league games, missing out on a play-off place by a couple of points.
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