Dover Athletic manager Andy Hessenthaler described the signing of Dominic Poleon from Newport County as “massive” due to the clubs he has been at previously, Kent Online say.

The 26-year-old had youth spells at Chelsea, Southend United and Leeds United, before making the step up to the first team at Leeds.

The forward has had spells at numerous Football League clubs since, but has joined the National League outfit on loan until the end of the season after finding game time at his current League Two club limited.

“It’s massive in terms of his pedigree. He’s been at some big clubs and he’s a good player,” Hessenthaler said of Poleon’s arrival.

“I was fortunate to get him. I pursued him, kept working on him. He wasn’t sure because the window was open and he wanted to stay in the League.”

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