GRAEME Montgomery wants to emulate Jermaine Beckford by becoming the next Wealdstone starlet to make a seamless transition into the professional game.
The winger has just finished a three-day trial with League One side Yeovil Town and is now awaiting news from the Huish Park outfit about the possibility of winning a pro contract.
If the 20-year-old former England Schoolboy gets his wish he could come up against former Stones wide-man Beckford, who has already achieved hero status at Leeds United thanks to his remarkable scoring record.
And Montgomery says it would be a dream come true to turn professional and replicate the giant strides made by his old team-mate.
"Jermaine has done fantastic at Leeds," said the player affectionately known as Monty. "He is one of their top players and has made such a name for himself there and in that division.
"It was great playing with him at Wealdstone and what he has achieved has been inspirational. If he can do it then I see no reason why I can't follow suit."
And he could be well on his way after featuring for Yeovil for a second time. After impressing for their reserves against Swindon earlier this month, Montgomery was invited back by Glovers assistant manager Steve Thompson and played the full 90 minutes as their second string lost 2-0 to a strong Plymouth Argyle side at Home Park on Tuesday.
He said: "It was a good experience and a good test. Every young player dreams of becoming a professional and I'm starting to realise this could become a reality for me.
"You never know how far you can go and Yeovil, for me, would be great. They have a good side and lots of good, young players."
Yeovil are not the first side to have shown an interest in the gem-Stone. Last month, he trained with the Watford first team after impressing Aidy Boothroyd in Wealdstone's pre-season victory over the Hornets. League Two side Wycombe Wanderers are also keeping tabs on him.
"The Watford interest was very unexpected," admitted Montgomery, who has recently started an admin job with Hertford Council. "Gordon (Bartlett, Stones manager) called me the day after we had played them to say Aidy Boothroyd had been in touch and that he wanted me to go over there straight away.
"All the players were really welcoming and I really got a feel for the lifestyle of a pro footballer."
Montgomery featured for a Watford XI in their friendly against St Albans before returning to Grosvenor Vale.
"Aidy rang the morning after the St Albans game and explained I had a lot of ability but he felt that I needed a bit more development and told me he would be monitoring my progress," added the Stones favourite. "My confidence was sky-high after that and it gave me an incentive to push on."
"All of this has It has really opened my eyes during the last couple of weeks. Look at John-Joe O'Toole. Watford loaned him to Wealdstone and now he is a first team regular there. It can happen so easily."
Montgomery could be forgiven for getting a little carried away but he insists he is taking nothing for granted in his quest to reach the big time.
He said: "I'm taking it one day at a time and keeping my feet on the ground.
"I'm trying to forget about it as much as I can until I find out what Yeovil have decided. Whatever the outcome is I will build on it.
"If nothing comes of it (with Yeovil) I will work harder, get my head down and hope more interest is shown in me at a later stage."