Alex initially joined on loan from League One Crawley Town at the end of March 2014 and signed permanently during the close season. The young defender returned to the Dripping Pan after spending a successful work experience period at the end of the 2012/13 season. Malins is comfortable playing at centre back, full back and in midfield and has also spent time with Bognor Regis Town and Peacehaven & Telscombe. He was voted Manager's Player of the Year and Players' Player of the Year in 2015/16. Missed the 2018/19 season due to injury.