Wealdstone winger Graeme Montgomery is set to complete a move to Football League Two outfit Dagenham & Redbridge early next week.
The 20-year-old winger has agreed terms on a two-and-a-half year deal while other formalities will be completed at their Victoria Road ground, likely to be Monday. Montgomery scored for Dagenham's reserve team against Millwill last week and has continued to impress manager John Still.
The former England schoolboy, who has trained with Watford and had trials with Yeovil Town this season, will offically move when the January transfer window opens, thus ending his three-season association with the Grosvenor Vale club.
Stones will receive a four figure fee from the Daggers, who sit 10th in League Two, while appearance and sell-on clauses are likely to be inserted into his contract.
It is a dream come true for Montgomery, who caught the eye of former Watford boss Aidy Boothroyd in a pre-season friendly. He was invited to train witht the Hornets first team squad and later enjoyed trials with League One side Yeovil Town. However, the Glovers decided against making a move for the leggy midfielder and their loss, it appears, is now Dagenham's gain.
Montgomery will give up his admin job with Hertford Council as he aims to make the same sort of impact in the professional game as former team-mate Jermaine Beckford, who is now hot property at Leeds United.
"Every young player dreams of becoming a professional and I'm starting to realize this could become a reality for me, " Montgomery told the Observer in September.
Montgomery will continue to play for the Stones until his move, which will be formally endorsed by the Ryman Premier outfit once he is unveiled as a Daggers player.
Meanwhile, the jewels in Harrow Borough's crown, Robin Shroot, will come under the spotlight again this weekend as a clutch of scouts from Football League clubs converge onto Earlsmead to weigh up a move for the exciting winger.
The Northern Ireland U21 international scored twice and set up three more goals in Borough's 6-1 Ryman Premier demolition of Horsham last weekend in front of representatives from Championship stugglers Charlton Athletic, League One sides Brighton & Hove Albion, Hartlepool United and Leicester City and League Two outfit Wycombe Wanderers.
Shroot, who was recently watched by Peterborough United director of football, Barry Fry, has made no secret of his desire to turn professional and his dream is sure to move a step nearer if he serves up another vintage performance in front of the returning scouts when Harrow host table-topping Dover Athletic this Saturday (3pm kick off).
"There were ten or so scouts watching him last weekend," confirmed Boro boss David Howell. "I told him on Thursday what to expect (about the scouts) and he is that type of player that won't let the attention faze him. I will now sit down and talk to him and his family about what he should do for the best."
Howell added: "The stage is set again for him on Saturday against a team that really wants to go places.