Uxbridge are set to add former Wealdstone striker Peter Dean to their ranks this week as they wave goodbye to Will Wambeek and Craig Tomkins.

Dean should be included in Saturday’s squad to face Hanwell Town, while departing duo Wambeek and Tomkins jetted off to Australia on Tuesday.

They played their final game of the season for the Reds in the weekend defeat to Egham at Tempest Road as Tony Choules’ side were beaten 1-0 by the Surrey side.

Choules is confident his young reserves can fill the void and believes the addition of experienced striker Dean will give them firepower for the remainder of the campaign.

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He said: “I’ve been after Peter for three or four years now so I’m delighted to get him. He’s coming to us on a dual registration with Hendon. I’m hoping he’ll come down and like what he sees and it’ll appeal to him. Me and Gary McCann [Hendon manager] have got this one done but Chrissy Moore knows him well from his days at Wealdstone.

“We’ve lost Craig Tomkins and Will Wambeek now as they have gone off to Australia to play football in Australia. They are going out there until October and we’ll have to adjust to them not being here and Craig was very influential.

“We’ve got a big enough squad to deal with that though. We’ll encourage more of the youngsters to come through. Sean Wiseman is a great prospect at centre-half and he will be a future first-team player. Kyle Rochford and Jake Groves are also coming along well.”

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Reis Stanislaus got a first-half winner for Egham on Saturday and Choules was left ruing a host of missed chances as the Red Army laid siege to the Sarnies’ goal.

He added: “We can’t keep dominating games and not coming away with anything. We’re disappointed, but we can make up some ground on Saturday when we go to Hanwell. I’m looking forward to going there and we’ll have Peter with us by then.”

Elsewhere in the Southern League Division One Central, AFC Hayes saw their game with Godalming postponed due to wet weather.

Northwood will be wishing the conditions had intervened in their fixture list too as they were beaten 4-0 by Leighton Town.

Spartan South Midlands Premier pair Hillingdon Borough and Harefield United were also without games after the weekend downpour.