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Bostik League South club East Grinstead Town have added two new full-backs, Ollie Boulding and Karn Miller-Neave, both on loan from Vanarama National League side Ebbsfleet until February.

Boulding is a right-back who is a product of Fleet’s youth academy.

He gained experience in the FA Youth Cup and in Kent Senior Cup games before making his league debut as a substitute against Eastbourne Borough on the last day of the 2015/16 season.

A young player with a bright future in the game, he has been gaining experience in and around the first-team squad for the past two seasons.

Miller-Neave is a left-back who burst on to the scene in 2014 aged just 16 when he scored direct from a free-kick on his debut for Fleet against Hythe Town in the FA Cup, becoming the fourth youngest player ever to score in that competition.

He stayed with Fleet’s youth side thereafter, turning out for the first-team in the Kent Senior Cup while also playing in an FA Trophy replay win at Welling United.

The former Charlton Athletic youth made his league debut for the Fleet at the end of the 2014/15 season and last season enjoyed an extended stay on loan with Sheppey United in the Southern Counties East League.

Manager Matt Longhurst said: “This gives me time to settle the team and squad down and build from the back with some consistency. I am delighted to bring both players here and I’m sure the loan will benefit both us and them.”

Longhurst has also brought in defender Steve Springett and attacker Jordy Mongoy on loan from Dagenham & Redbridge.

Springett, 26, numbers Ebbsfleet United, Aveley, Cray Wanderers, Phoenix Sports and Southern Counties East League side Glebe FC amongst his former clubs.

Mongoy is a product of the Daggers academy and signed a one-year contract during the 2017 close season

Eighteen-year-old Mongoy has recently been on loan in the National League South with Whitehawk.

Longhurst added: “It will take a few games to gel it all together but at least if we have the players here and settled I know that given time together it will be beneficial for all involved”.

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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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