Another summer, another rebuilding job at Stonebridge Road. Several key cogs in the Ebbsfleet United machine of last season are no longer there and manager Liam Daish's recruiting skills have once again been put to the test. Ready to take up centre-forward duties alongside the returning Moses Ashikodi is Nathan Elder, a product of non-league who went on to score Football League goals for Brighton, Brentford, Shrewsbury and Hereford.
Now at his seventh club in five years, Elder has become something of a nomadic figure. Familiar territory for the Fleet. The last two summers heralded the arrival of fellow wanderers Calum Willock and Liam Enver-Marum. Both boasted unquestionable talent but had started to lack direction. Daish showed faith where other managers did not. Both would leave the club with their reputations enhanced and - particularly in Enver-Marum's case - their careers back on track. Now, Elder is set on writing another chapter in that particular success story.
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