Sam Deering has left Whitehawk to sign for Ebbsfleet United for an undisclosed fee.

The popular midfielder is the first senior player to leave the Hawks following the recent departure of manager Steven King.

As part of the deal that takes Deering to Ebbsfleet, Craig Braham-Barrett and Michael West joining Hawks on loan for the remainder of the season.

Braham-Barrett is already on loan from Ebbsfleet while West recently spent a month on loan at the Enclosed Ground.

Deering scored 28 goals in 75 appearances for Whitehawk after joining in the summer of 2014.