“Get your singing voices ready” says new Sheppey signing Dan Ellis
We caught up with Dan and here’s what the former Crowborough Goalkeeper had to say:
Welcome to Sheppey United Football Club – You have been playing for Crowborough for the last few years, how does it feel to move to the Ites?
To move to a massive club like Sheppey is a great move for me! I’m buzzing to get back, meet the boys and get started!
Talk us through how the talks and move happened.
I had a text from Ernie, then from Nick about them being interested in me signing for Sheppey. Once I said I was interested they invited me down to the club to have a chat and it went from there! Having played here before against Sheppey I knew the facilities are unbelievable so it was a no brainier for me!
How would you describe your own game?
I’d like to think I do the basics well! I’m commanding and very loud! Ultimately I’m a winner and I hate losing!
How much do you know about Sheppey United?
I don’t know a lot about the history of Sheppey United but I do know that it’s a great family club! It’s well run, and great for the community! The stadium itself wouldn’t look out of place in the Conference South, let alone the SCEFL!
What makes the club appealing to you?
Firstly, it’s the drive and passion that the club are showing to get Sheppey United back where it should be! Also the fans! To get 250-350 most weeks in this league is a credit to them! I can’t wait to get playing in front of them!! They best get me a song or two ready!!
Do you know anyone from the current squad?
I’ve played against most of the boys so I know of them. The only one I know personally is one of the other new signings Rob Denness. We spent a season together at Holland’s and Blair 3 years ago.
What are your biggest aims for your time with Sheppey?
I want promotion! I’ve missed out the last 3 seasons by one position and a few points! The clubs ready to get promoted so I want to help them achieve that!
Finally, what is your message to SUFC supporters?
Get your singing voices ready! It’s gonna be a good season!! Let’s get the club where it belongs!!
UP THE ITES!
Manager Ernie Batten said:
“Dan has been playing at this level for years now, its great to have a player of his experience, quality and of course character!”