Ebbsfleet United allow three to move on

Liam Daish
Liam Daish has been in charge since 2005

Ebbsfleet United have revealed that three players are leaving the club.

Defender Ian Simpemba has been transferred to Blue Square Bet South Dover Athletic.

In addition, striker Jamie Darvill has accepted a soccer scholarship in the United States and goalkeeper Joe Welch has joined Bromley on a month's loan.

Manager Liam Daish told BBC Radio Kent: "I'd like to wish those lad the best, they've been great for us, and have served the club well."

Simpemba joined the club from Havant and Waterlooville in the summer of 2011 and started 14 Blue Square Bet Premier games but has found his opportunities limited since the arrival of Charlton's Yado Mambo on loan.

"Ian did us a favour on Saturday he sat on the bench because Dover didn't have a game," said Daish.

"There might be a young keeper brought in as cover but we have a call-back on Joe if need be. Joe needed some games and we need to cut our cloth which we have done.

"The trophy win over Chester gives the club a boost financially so we move on and keep batting."

Ebbsfleet travel to Hayes and Yeading on Tuesday after the abandonment of their match over Christmas.

The Fleet were leading 1-0 when the game was halted due to a waterlogged pitch after just 20 minutes.

Striker Liam Enver-Marum returns after a one-match ban, and Daish can return to the dug-out after serving a two-game touch-line ban.

There is commentary of Hayes and Yeading v Ebbsfleet on Tuesday, 17 January at 1945 GMT on bbc.co.uk/kent.

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