*BS*Dover Athletic are pleased to announce the signing of former central defender Tyrone Sterling, who left Whites for Kent rivals Dartford last season, on a one-year deal.*BF*

Sterling, 26, was Chris Kinnear’s first signing in his second spell as manager of the club as he joined from then-Ryman Premier side Cray Wanderers in January 2013.

The former Dagenham & Redbridge trainee impressed as he helped his side reach the final of the Blue Square Bet South Play-Off Final against Salisbury – making 22 appearances without missing a game and scoring three times.

Sterling departed that summer to gain some Conference Premier experience with Dartford last season, and will add to his Conference Premier appearances with Dover in the upcoming 2014/15 season.

*Lpic1*The news of the signing also comes on the same day skipper Craig Stone agreed terms to commit his future to Crabble.

Stone, 25, captained his side to Skrill South Promotion glory last month and also has some Conference Premier experience himself after playing at Ebbsfleet United, before signing for Whites in May 2013.

*BS*More reaction and interviews with both players to follow.*BF*

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