Defender Ben Fitchett given first-team chance at Margate
MARGATE have announced the signing of central defender Ben Fitchett from their title-winning under 23 team.
Fitchett impressed with a series of composed performances for the clubs championship winning side last season.
The promising youngster becomes another player progressing through the ranks at Hartsdown Park and into the plans of management duo of Steve Brown and Mike Sandmann.
Fitchett gained first team experience in the Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division for Erith Town last season, where Timmy Warden was assistant manager to Adam Woodward.
Sandmann told www.margate-fc.co.uk: “Ben has huge potential and Browny and I are looking forward to the opportunity of working with him on a week to week basis to continue his development at the club.
“We’ve seen good things and heard a lot of positive feedback from Timmy Warden, who played a key part in the signing. He’s worked with Ben at Margate and Erith and we believe we’ve got the makings of a really good player.
“Ben’s another young, ambitious footballer who we are pleased to have signed. We’ve said it before but developing the player pathway is something we’re really focused on and this is another positive signing.”
Meanwhile, former Bromley and Margate winger David Martin has signed for Vanarama National League South side Eastbourne Borough.
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