West, 25, started his career with National League South rivals Ebbsfleet United, making 95 appearances for The Fleet in his first spell at the Kent based club, scoring 27 goals and it was his impressive form which made Football League side Crewe Alexandra sign him in 2012. However he found opportunities limited at Gresty Road and after a loan spell at then Conference National side Hereford United, he re-signed for Ebbsfleet in 2014. However, he sustained a serious knee injury playing against The Hawks shortly after returning which ruled him out for a year and he made his comeback from injury in a 3-0 win for Ebbsfleet, again against The Hawks. Mike again started to find opportunities restricted at Stonebridge Road and signed for The Hawks on loan in January 2016, being a part of the team which surged up the table to seal a play-off position on the final day of the season. West rejoins The Hawks for the 16/17 season after leaving Ebbsfleet in search of First Team football.