Ebbsfleet United have confirmed defender Haydn Hollis has extended his stay with the National League side, following the clubs title triumph last season, as confirmed via a statement on the clubs official website.
The 30-year-old was a rock at the back for the club last season, as they cruised to the National League South title and now they have taken their first steps into rebuilding, ahead of the 2023/24 campaign.
Who is Haydn Hollis?
The defender began his career with Notts County, before loan stints with Darlington and Barrow. However, in January 2018, Hollis signed for Forest Green Rovers, before having a loan stint with Chesterfield and then signing for them permanently in July 2019.
He spent three years with Chesterfield, making 87 appearances in a three-year stint, before signing for Ebbsfleet United last summer. He made 34 appearances for the club, scoring twice in games against Farnborough and St. Albans City.
Back in the National League
Ebbsfleet United cruised to the National League South title last season, clinching the league title by 20 points, ahead of 2nd place Dartford, in what was a comfortable but very successful campaign for the club.
From their 46 league matches, Ebbsfleet won 32 of them, drawing seven and scoring 110 goals. In total, the club earned an impressive 103 points last season, whilst striker Dominic Poleon clinched the golden boot award.
What’s been said?
The club released a short statement confirming the news on their website, stating…
’Playing for Chesterfield in the National League for three seasons will have given our latest re-signing plenty of experience in what’s to come in 2023/24 as defender Haydn Hollis rejoins Dennis Kutrieb’s squad for the new campaign.’
Ebbsfleet are evidently following in the footsteps of the other three newly promoted sides (Oxford City, AFC Fylde & Kidderminster Harriers) by tying down some of the key players that helped ensure their triumph last season.
Hollis has been at the heart of the clubs defence for the majority of the campaign and his leadership and experience, is likely to prove crucial in keeping the club up next season.