HENDON manager Gary McCann did not have to look far for his latest recruit as he added son Max to the squad at Vale Farm.
It means Greens fans, who were frustrated by postponements on Saturday against East Thurrock and on Tuesday at Leiston, will at least have something to shout about after the teenager signed on the dotted line last Friday.
An 18-year-old midfielder, McCann has previously turned out for the club in a few friendly fixtures and has been a regular face at Greens matches ever since his dad first pitched up at Hendon 16 years ago.
He has spent the past few years coming through the youth academy at Boreham Wood and has been getting a few games for Hertford Town, in the Spartan South Midlands League, in recent weeks.
The youngster joins a lengthening list of sons of former players. Since 1994, that list includes Steve (son of Roy) Butler, Darren (son of Paul) Currie; John (son of Peter) Deadman and Scott (son of Scott) Cousins.
Should the weather ease off this weekend, Hendon and their new midfield maestro will visit Metropolitan Police on Saturday in a Ryman League Premier Division fixture.
Both Hendon and the Met reached the first round proper of the FA Cup this term and the clubs met at Vale Farm just a few days before those ties, the match unsurprisingly ending in a cagey goalless draw.
Then, on Tuesday night, Hendon are set to entertain Thurrock at Vale Farm in another league encounter.
Hendon’s visit to Thurrock in December saw the start of the Greens’ run away from the danger area as Howard Hall and Darren Currie got the goals in a 2–1 victory.