MILAN Stojsavljevic believes that helping Hayes and Yeading United to avoid relegation has boosted his own ambitions with Aldershot Town and the Serbian national team.
The young goalkeeper was brought in on loan late last month, following the return of Louis Wells to Dartford, and has made a good impression.
He has looked confident and capable as both a shotstopper and under the high ball, playing a big part in United securing Conference South football again next season.
Finding a goalkeeper has not proved easy for the club this term, with four others having played between the sticks in United colours since August.
Stojsavljevic does not regret becoming the fifth stopper of the season, saying: “I got asked at Aldershot if I wanted to go on loan. I said ‘yeah, why not?’ It’s good experience to come down to Blue Square South level. It’s a good opportunity for me.”
Having been with Fulham previously, Stojsavljevic impressed at Hampton and Richmond Borough last season to earn a move to the Hampshire club – and he reckons a successful spell with Hayes and Yeading could move him closer to the first team at The Recreation Ground.
That is not the only aim of the ambitious youngster, who has trained with the Serbian national side squad and describes his motto on social media site Twitter as ‘dream big and live the life’.
“I was born here but both my parents are Serbian and I’ve gone on training camps in the summer there and things like that,” he said. “I want to see what comes of that and with Aldershot. I’m trying to get my pro contract, and while I’m here I’m going to do my best for Hayes and Yeading.”