Tuesday 30th August 2005

Daish feeling frustrated in search for a striker

Gravesend & Northfleet have announced that the club's safety officer, Chris Baker, will be leaving the club after the game with Southport on Saturday to take up the post of stadium manager/safety officer with League One club, Southend United, reports www.gnfc.co.uk

In his time with the club he has also taken on the role of community development officer at Fleet Leisure and more recently assisted the club with the new look programme.

He said: “It has been a very tough decision as my time with Gravesend & Northfleet has been very enjoyable and I have made some very good friends.

"However, this opportunity may never come again and at this stage of my career I am keen to take on the challenge.

"I will continue to visit Stonebridge Road when Southend are away and hope that I along with the rest of the fans can enjoy a successful season with the Fleet pushing up the league.”

He added “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Brian Kilcullen and the rest of the board for giving me the chance to work for the club and I wish them all the very best for the future”.

Chairman, Brian Kilcullen added: “We are very sorry to lose Chris who has been an asset to this club. We tried our very best to keep him but he has received a great offer and a chance to further progress his career and we can’t stand in his way.

"It is a great opportunity for him and we wish him all the very best in his new role”.

Meanwhile, on the pitch, manager Liam Daish expressed his frustration at so far not being able to get another forward into his squad before the transfer deadline on 31 August.

He said "I have spoken to many clubs and players many of whom are quite simply asking silly money.

"I have still got one or two irons in the fire but time is running out with the deadline approaching.

"The chairman made a formal offer today on my behalf for Alex Revell at Braintree Town but that was turned down. I will keep working away though as to finish off the squad we do need another forward".

Gravesend & Northfleet v Southport
Nationwide Conference
Saturday 3rd September 2005
Kick Off 12:30pm
at Stonebridge Road, Northfleet

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