Goal-shy Ebbsfleet snap up striker Andy Pugh

PUBLISHED: 12:20 19 September 2013 | UPDATED: 12:20 19 September 2013

Andy Pugh during his Welling days

Andy Pugh during his Welling days


Ebbsfleet United manager Steve Brown has bolstered his strike force with the signing of Cambridge forward Andy Pugh on a month’s loan.

After spending heavily in the summer Fleet have struggled in the Conference South so far this season, languishing in 16th with just one win from their first eight games.

They lost 2-0 at home to Chelmsford City on Tuesday as new chairman Dr Abdulla Al Humaidi visited Stonebridge Road for the first time since the sports branch of his company, KEH Sports Ltd, took over the debt-ridden club.

Pugh, 24, was born in Gravesend and began his career at Gillingham before joining Welling in 2010. He impressed at Park View Road, scoring 33 goals in a season and a half, before Cambridge snapped him up for £15,000.

He has found opportunities hard to come by though and Brown will be hoping Pugh will help an attack which has scored 10 goals in eight games this season.

Dr Al Humaidi has said that there is no pressure on former Charlton defender Brown despite the club’s poor start to the season.

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