Dover Athletic have announced a double signing – Torquay United top scorer Tyrone Marsh joins on an eighteen-month deal, whilst fellow striker Harry Crawford also agrees terms with the club.

22-year-old Marsh, who stands at 5’11, joined Oxford United at the age of 14, having previously played at youth level for Milton Keynes Dons and Luton Town. United sent him out on loan to Aylesbury United (3 goals in 2 games), Staines Town (9 goals in 16 games) and Welling United (10 goals in 20 games), and also made his professional debut for Oxford in 2012. He ended up making 14 first-team appearances for the League Two side.

In December 2014, Marsh signed for Ebbsfleet United but moved to Torquay United in June 2015, signing a one-year deal.

This season, Marsh has scored 7 goals in 18 Vanarama National League appearances – making him Torquay’s top scorer – and he now joins Whites on an 18 month contract.

Dover Athletic assistant manager Jake Leberl said: “We have had our eye on Tyrone ever since he did so well on loan at Welling. We know what he is about, and he’s the type of player we like – he is quick, can play either down the middle or out wide, and he definitely knows where the back of the net is. He is young and very ambitious, which fits in with what we are trying to achieve.”

Now, Marsh is keen to show the Crabble faithful what he can do.

He said: “It feels great to be here and especially at such an exciting time with the club going for promotion. I am thrilled to be a part of it now and I am very hungry to do well.

“I’m definitely looking forward to helping the club push on and be able to play a part in what the gaffer is doing here.

“I really cannot wait to get into it now.”

And it seems Marsh is already well prepared for one of his first challenges at his new club – the initiation song.

“I can sing but think I am going to have to go for a rap – it’s easier,” he laughed.

Joining Tyrone at the club is fellow striker Harry Crawford, who spent time at the club on loan back in 2010. Crawford has been playing for St Albans after a spell at Boreham Wood, and Dover fans have already seen what Crawford, 24, can do this season – he scored against Whites for Boreham Wood in their 2-1 defeat in the league clash at Crabble in August.

Now the former Southend United, Dartford and Barnet man is looking forward to getting out there and doing his business in a Dover shirt.

“I like a goal against Dover in the past – it must be the ground as Crabble has been kind to me previously, so I hope it stays that way,” he laughed.

“But seriously, you got to sign for who wants you and who you think you are going to do well for and that’s my aim here – to do well for Dover and achieve what we all want at the club – promotion.”


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