Andy Hessenthaler has made his first signing as Dover manager.

Maidstone United

Midfielder Stuart Lewis joins on a two-year deal from Maidstone United and is set to make his debut at Harrogate Town on Saturday. The 30-year-old was captain at the Stones and made 74 appearances after making the move to the Gallagher Stadium on loan from Ebbsfleet United in January 2017.

He won the Maidstone Supporters’ Player of the Year award three months later before making the move a permanent one last summer. Before joining Maidstone, Lewis made 83 appearances, scoring seven goals for Ebbsfleet after arriving from Wycombe Wanderers two years earlier.

He was Fleet’s Player of the Year for the 2015/16 campaign. Lewis was one of Wanderers’ longer-serving players, having joined the club from Dagenham & Redbridge in January 2011 after a successful loan spell, and made a total of 168 appearances, scoring eight times.

Lewis, who will wear the number 27 shirt for Dover, has also played in the Football League with Barnet, Stevenage, Gillingham and Dagenham.


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