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Stonebridge Road will be ready insists Varney as Liam Bellamy continues Ebbsfleet-Dover movement

PUBLISHED: 15:00 27 June 2013 | UPDATED: 15:00 27 June 2013

Stonebridge Road is undergoing some necessary repairs

Stonebridge Road is undergoing some necessary repairs

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Ebbsfleet United vice-chairman Peter Varney insists their Stonebridge Road ground will be ready for the start of the new season as building work presses ahead.

The Conference South campaign gets underway on August 17 and construction firm PHB are making good progress on necessary refurbishments to improve the safety of the ground.

Mr Varney said: “PHB Construction Ltd are making good progress with the repainting and roof cladding programme and the preparatory work on all four stands being at an advanced stage.

“The first stand roof will come off tomorrow under the supervision of our health and safety consultants and every day the stadium is starting to look better.

“Our maintenance team and ground staff have been brilliant in the supporting work they are undertaking around the stadium. The new pitch is growing well and we are on course to meet our works programme timetable in all areas.”

Due to the running repairs there will be no home pre-season friendlies until the end of July.

Meanwhile, the exchange of players across Kent between Fleet and Dover Athletic reached eight after midfielder Liam Bellamy joined Nathan Elder and Craig Stone in leaving Stonebridge Road.

Ben May, Billy Bricknell, Shane Huke, Dean Rance and Daryl McMahon joined new manager Steve Brown in moving in the other direction.

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