Daryl McMahon hailed Andy Drury’s enduring quality after the midfielder made his 200th appearances for Ebbsfleet.
Drury, in his second spell at the club, has started all five matches in the National League so far this season.
He remains one of the first names on McMahon’s team sheet despite fierce competition for places in midfield.
“He’s amazing,” McMahon said. “He’s brilliant. He’s my brain on the pitch. We were probably similar players in that sense.
“We like a laugh but when we play football, we’re serious. He thinks like me, which is important, so he knows what I want.
“I know he’s 34 but he’s still a terrific footballer and for my money, he’s the best one-touch footballer in this division.”
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