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Dover Take Tranmere Striker On Loan

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Vanarama National League club Dover Athletic have announced the signing of striker James Alabi on loan from league rivals Tranmere Rovers.

The 22-year-old England C international will go straight into the squad for tomorrow’s game against Maidenhead United.

Alabi joined Tranmere from fellow neighbours Chester FC last July and has made nine appearances this season.

During his eighteen months with Chester, Alabi scored 23 goals in fifth-three appearances.

He was club’s leading goalscorer with 17 league goals to his name last season.

Alabi came through the academy system at Stoke City and had loan spells at Scunthorpe United, Mansfield Town and Accrington Stanley while he was with the Premier League side.

After leaving Stoke, Alabi joined Ipswich Town at the beginning of the 2015/16 season after impressing during a trial, and scored on his debut for the Tractor Boys in a 4-1 victory at Doncaster Rovers in the Carling Cup.

Midway through that season, he left Portman Road to join Chester.

Richard Harvey


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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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