Steve Brown continues to build his new Ebbsfleet United squad having today added full-back Osei Sankofa and….
….striker Michael Thalassitis to the mix.
Twenty-eight-year-old Sankofa, who most recently played for Hayes & Yeading United, has represented England at every level from under-16 to under-20 and played Premiership football for Charlton Athletic – his professional debut coming at Old Trafford against Manchester United.
Having broken into the Charlton first-team in 2002, Sankofa gained further League experience in loan spells at Bristol City and Brentford, while clocking up a further fourteen Premiership appearances for the Addicks.
He was released in the summer of 2008 and snapped up by Southend United, playing more than forty times for the Roots Hall side in two seasons.
A spell at Farnborough Town followed, where he played twice against the Fleet, including in the play-off final, before further moves to Boreham Wood, Eastleigh and Hayes & Yeading.
The defender, while primarily operating as a right-back, is something of a utility player who can slot in anywhere across the back four.
Meanwhile, Fleet have added another dimension to their attacking options by clinching a season-long loan deal for Stevenage striker Michael Thalassitis.
The 6`1” Cypriot under-19 international was a graduate of the npower League One club’s centre of excellence and penned a professional contract with them in 2011.
Another versatile player, 20-year-old Thalassitis has turned out for Stevenage in a variety of positions though in various loan spells he has been amongst the goals – he netted five in eleven games at Boreham Wood, including a hat-trick against Dover Athletic – and then scored three in five games at Hayes & Yeading in the Conference Premier.
He returned to Stevenage at the beginning of the 2012/13 season, signing a three-year contract extension and scoring against Southampton in a League Cup tie.
Further loan spells at Cambridge United and Bishop’s Stortford followed before another fruitful few months at Boreham Wood, netting seven times in nineteen games as Wood challenged for the Conference South play-offs.