Chalfont St Peter are crossing their fingers for youngster Jarvis Edobor following his trial for Brentford yesterday, according to chairman Denis Mair.
Uxbridge High School student Edobor, 17, turned out for the Bees’ Development Squad in their game with Crewe yesterday.
Mair is waiting for feedback on the young gun's showing, and while there are no guarantees, he believes the fact Edobor was fast-tracked straight to the U21s and that contracts have already been talked about must be a positive sign.
“The boy himself and his mother are overjoyed at having a contract thrust in front of them,” he said.
“Nothing has been signed yet and we know how difficult it is for these boys to get into a professional club, but the mere fact he is in with a chance is wonderful for the lad.
“He was originally asked down to trial for the U18s and they said he was too good for that, so sent him straight to the Development Squad, so that must be a positive.
“He is only just 17, so all we can do is wish the boy all the best and if it doesn’t happen this time he has time on his side to develop and get there.”
Edobor played at left-sided centre-back in the trial, something that surprised Mair given all his appearances in a Saints shirt have come at left-back.
“I’m not sure yet how good Jarvis is in the air, but he is a tall lad and Brentford have obviously seen something in him to think he can adapt to play there,” added Mair.
Should the teenager make the grade and be signed on at Griffin Park he will be the latest in an increasing line of talent to emerge from Saints’ U18s to play professionally
The likes of Bradley Bubb, Charlie Strutton, Tyrell Lewis and Jerome Okimo have all come off the conveyor belt to tread a similar path in recent seasons.