Whitehawk have announced the signing of experienced goalkeeper Ross Flitney.

Flitney, 32, was left without a club after parting company with National League side Eastleigh last month, where he made almost 150 appearances over a three-year period.

Hawks boss Richard Hill is pleased to have got Flitney’s signature, describing him as a “good addition” after fending off a couple of sides also in the National League South as well as the National League.

Hill said: “For me, it is a great signing.

“When I worked with him at Eastleigh, I made a statement then that it was a toss-up between him and the Barnet keeper at the time (Graham Stack) as to who was the best in the league.

“Ross for me is still one of the best goalkeepers in non-League football and I am looking forward to working with him again.”

Flitney is the seventh new addition since Hill’s arrival, following the likes of Paul Reid, Dan Harding, Ben Strevens and striker Reece Connolly.

“It is another good signing for the football club,” Hill added. “For a player of his ability to want to come to the club shows the potential we have.

“He contacted me straight after he left Eastleigh. Even though we have two keepers who have done a good job, I couldn’t miss out on an opportunity to bring Ross here.”

With Flitney’s arrival, the club have allowed keeper Lucas Covolan join Ryman League Division One South side Lewes on a one-month loan deal.

Covolan has featured ten times for the Hawks this season, and has kept four clean sheets.

Source: www.footballconference.co.uk

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