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Dover Athletic: Player Spotlight

Posted by Max Hunter
Posted on Thu 15 Nov 2018
Posted in First Team

FC Halifax Town return to Vanarama National League action this weekend after last weekend’s FA Cup first round 0-0 draw away to Morecambe. This Saturday Town will host bottom of league Dover Athletic.

Dover Athletic is managed by Andy Hessenthaler and find themselves six points from safety. Here we’ll take a look at the main threats that Hessenthaler has at his exposal.

The first player we’ll have a look at is Mitch Brundle. By trade Brundle is a defender but this season it appears that Hessenthaler has been using him slightly further up in midfield. And it seems to be paying off for Brundle he is joint top scorer for Dover with four goals this season.

Brundle started his career with Yeovil Town after coming through their academy, but Brundle failed to make an appearance. He then moved onto Bristol City but failed to impress at his new club, he was loaned out to Cheltenham Town in League Two where he got his only first team experience in the football league. Now at the age of 23 in the last few seasons he has gained a lot of experience playing at this level being a regular starter with Braintree, Gateshead and now Dover.

As I mentioned earlier Brundle is joint top scorer with four goals, Brundle is joined at the top of the chart with left-back Kevin Lokko. Again the goals for Dover coming from an unlikely source. Lokko has never been known for his goals, Lokko has already equalled his best ever goal tally for a season which he got with Maidstone United in the 2016/17 season.

Lokko began his career with Colchester United but failed to impress and lasted one season there. He found regular football here in the National League with Welling United in 2015/16. Lokko impressed and found his way back into the football league with Stevenage, Lokko was loaned back out to National League clubs Maidstone United, Dagenham & Redbridge and Dover. Lokko had two appearances for Stevenage at League Two. He joined Dover permanently at the beginning of this season.

This weekend’s game will kick off at 3pm down at The MBi Shay Stadium. If you can’t make it to the ground you can listen to live commentary from 2:45pm.

 

 

 

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