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FORMER West Ham and Canvey Island striker Lee Boylan has joined the coaching staff at Heybridge Swifts.

The 33-year-old has also been registered as a player for the Ryman One North side.

Boylan included Maldon & Tiptree among the non-league clubs he played for and it was there that he met current Swifts boss Jody Brown.

“Lee’s pedigree as a non-league goal-scorer has been almost untouchable over the years,” said Brown.

“His professional upbringing at West Ham makes him a great role model for our younger players.”