Tom Pett could be the next high-profile Wealdstone departure as Stevenage step up their interest in the young winger.
The Stones this week waved goodbye to former Reading ace Glen Little as he joined Ryman Division One North side Heybridge Swifts.
Pett looks set to follow him out the door at Grosvenor Vale, with Stevenage in dialogue with the Stones and Wycombe Wanderers also having made contact.
Wealdstone manager Gordon Bartlett understood Little’s decision to leave and be closer to his family and is worried prize-asset Pett has outgrown the Ryman Premier champions.
“Tom Pett is the next doubt,” he said.
“There has been interest there and Tom would love to be a professional footballer.
“If things develop over the next couple of weeks, that could well happen for him.
“Tom deserves it and I think he can play at a higher level, but if it doesn’t work out then from a personal perspective I’d be delighted.
“We want our players to develop and progress though and move higher up the pyramid.
“I personally think that will happen with Tom.
“With Glen, we had a very long chat and I totally understood it from his point of view.
“When he came in last year he said he would try and help us get promotion and he was good to his word on that. It worked.
“Now we must think about having a little bit of a re-build.
“There were a few games where Glen had a spot of trouble working back, but there’s no doubt he was fantastic on the ball. He got us over the hurdle and we’re grateful, but now maybe it was time to move on.”
Bartlett has already been laying the foundations for Wealdstone’s step up to the Conference South and has agreed new deals with Sean Cronin, West Parker, Jerome Okimo and Tom Hamblin.
“We’ve got four signed up,” he added. “It’s a gradual process. “Nineteen of the lads went off to Magaluf and I didn’t want to start sorting it out until they came back.
“They deserved that break and there’s such a spirit among the group. The four who signed new deals had their contracts coming up, so they needed to be first.
“They are done and dusted now and it’s just a gradual process from here. It’s a long, time-consuming process and you need to have a lot of patience. It’s not what about we’ve got now, it’s what we’ve got come the first game in August.”
Wealdstone have registered an interested in re-signing defender Marvin McCoy following his release from Wycombe Wanderers and striker Charlie Strutton, who left Neal Ardley’s AFC Wimbledon this summer.
Elsewhere, Harrow Borough boss Dave Anderson has added defensive midfielder David Taylor and young striker Ryan Debattista to his squad for next season.