Dover Athletic Academy starlet Christopher Barnard has signed a deal keeping him at Crabble until May 2018

The midfielder has played twice this season for boss Chris Kinnear’s side in the Kent Reliance Senior Cup wins against Herne Bay and VCD Athletic.

In other news, young centre-back George Essuman, who joined Whites from Ryman League North side VCD Athletic on a two-year contract earlier this month, has gone out on loan to National League South side Oxford City.

Essuman will stay with Oxford until the end of the season.

Striker Tyrone Marsh has also joined Welling United on loan as he looks to get some games after his knee injury.