Jack Powell has revealed it was he who instigated the transfer from Ebbsfleet to Maidstone, report Kent Online.

Powell asked manager Daryl McMahon if he could go out on loan having started just seven of Fleet’s first 15 league games. But when the Stones showed interest, it was serious and Powell was allowed to leave Stonebridge Road on a permanent deal.

Powell’s final appearance for Ebbsfleet came as a substitute in their 2-0 home defeat to Harrogate on October 6.

He said: “I trained as normal on Monday and Tuesday with (the next game against) Solihull in mind. Ebou Adams was going out on international duty, Jack Payne had come back from (a loan spell at) Eastleigh and Andy Drury had been out of the squad for the last three or four games so I was expecting to get an opportunity to play against Solihull.

“But we shaped up some 11 v 11 stuff on Tuesday and it was likely that it was going to be Payne, Drury and Rance in midfield. With that in mind, I asked my agent to have a chat with the gaffer to see if it would be possible to go out on loan to get some game time, with a view to coming back.”

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