MARK Burgess is hopeful Northwood have struck up a working partnership with Wealdstone.
The Woods boss is on good terms with Stones manager Gordon Bartlett and has designs on several players on the fringes of the Grosvenor Vale senior setup.
Ex-Tottenham youth player Sonny Bailey-Aird has already made the jump to Northwood Park and youngsters Orlando Rodrigues and Reece Grant are also expected to make the move this week.
Burgess is pleased to have established the relationship with Bartlett’s side and is looking forward to working with the Ryman Premier club on developing their young players.
“Sonny’s one I like because I know Gordon Bartlett quite well and I’d like to thank him,” Burgess said.
“Gordon has got a very good squad, and has some decent players coming through, but unfortunately they are not quite there yet or there are players ahead of them so we’ve done a deal that these players can come through with me and he can watch their progress.
“They’re not guaranteed to play with me, they’ve got to earn the right the same as everybody else, but certainly Sonny is someone for the future. We’re looking to bring two more in this week and we’ll have a look at them this week.”
Meanwhile, Wealdstone have announced a fundraising dinner with Chelsea legend Ron ‘Chopper’ Harris as guest of honour.
The glittering evening on November 7 will also feature a comedian and guest MC.
Tickets can be purchased by contacting Jez Albert at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07903 805 861. Tables of six, eight and 10 are available.
Stones kicked off their pre-season with a 1-0 win at Hitchin Town and were last night due to host Slough Town last night (Wednesday).
And the Stones’ new Fans Stand, which will be capable of holding up to 300 supporters and can be completely dismantled, was due to be completed this week.