New signing Jermaine McGlashan has revealed he turned down National League rivals Woking to sign for Ebbsfleet.
The 31-year-old was a free agent after being released by League Two Swindon at the start of the month.
But being close to home and working with new Fleet director of football Steve Lovell proved enough to convince him to join Ebbsfleet.
“I spoke to Woking and other clubs, there was a chance for me to wait and maybe speak to one or two League clubs,” explained McGlashan.
“But the fact Steve came here as well, we had a good chat, and the direction the club is going to go in is a big challenge I couldn’t turn down. I’m up for the challenge.”