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Ebbsfleet player learns on Twitter he won’t be kept – despite recent new deal talks with manager

The season is over at Ebbsfleet United and as they announced their retained list, one of their players learned via the club’s Twitter account that he won’t be kept.

Defensive midfielder Dean Rance is one of those whose contracts expire on the 30th of June, but will not be offered terms for the new season as stated on Ebbsfleet’s website.

Rance however was left puzzled after he recently had new deal talks with manager Garry Hill. He said: “That’s strange garry said he was offering me a new deal last week, how gutting ?. It was really nice of the club to have had a meeting with us and let us know rather than finding out now online, only been there the 6 years. #NoClass”

KentOnline say “news of the list comes just 24 hours after manager Garry Hill held talks with the club’s owner Dr Abdulla Al-Humaidi.”

Before he found out through and article that he wasn’t being retained, he tweeted: “Does anyone in football have any information or contacts on who I can speak to in terms of when an employee hasn’t been paid. Haven’t been given any kind of advice or guidance on where to go or what to do. Are we supposed to just carry on like it’s not happening? #confused”.

Ebbsfleet players and staff are still waiting on their wages for April. In a statement to BBC Radio Kent, the squad also say they have not received any compensation payments as claimed by the club in a meeting with supporters last month.


After finding out that Rance learned on Twitter that he won’t be kept by the Fleet, despite recent new deal talks with manager Garry Hill, fans took to give their reaction – check out what they said on the next page.


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