Goalkeeper Jonathan Miles has joined Gosport Borough from league rivals Ebbsfleet United on a month’s loan.
The Essex-born keeper was part of the Tottenham Hotspur youth set-up from the age of nine and graduated to a professional deal in 2012/13 via accomplished performances in the Premier League side’s under-18 team.
He earned new deals at White Hart Lane three seasons running while also playing in the Football League during a loan spell at Dagenham & Redbridge.
The 6`2” stopper also turned out for Whitehawk on loan during 2013/14 as well as Tottenham’s under-21 side and for Brentwood Town.
Following his release from White Hart Lane he joined the Fleet in June 2015.
The 23-year-old faces the long trip to Truro City tonight as he goes straight into the Boro squad.
Gosport have lost two goalkeepers in two weeks, with Mark Childs injured on his home debut against Dartford and his replacement Dan Thomas sent-off last weekend, so Miles’ contribution is sorely needed on the south coast.
Having previously spent time at Concord Rangers in November, the reasoning behind Miles’ loan departure is the same, with the Fleet staff keen to get him more game time.
Now, as then, goalkeeping coach Michael Jordan will fulfil back-up duties to Nathan Ashmore and there is an instant recall clause for any emergencies.
Jordan will likely take his place on the bench as Fleet return to action against Hemel Hempstead Town at Vauxhall Road tonight.