The search for sta­bil­ity

Rams boss striv­ing to add play­ers with ex­pe­ri­ence who plan to see out sea­son

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT - By Tim Street tim.street@trin­i­tymir­

ANDY Hur­ley is hop­ing the ex­pe­ri­ence of Danil­son Vi­cente and Johnny Gray will help pro­pel Bea­cons­field SYCOB up the league ta­ble.

The Hol­loways Park boss made a move for the duo this week to add some more know-how to his young side, as they bid to es­cape the South­ern League Cen­tral drop zone.

For much-trav­elled striker Vi­cente, it is a re­turn to a club he graced briefly three years ago, in be­tween spells at AFC Hayes, Hemel Hemp­stead, Ayles­bury, Bed­font Town, Fleet Town, Thatcham, Chal­font St Peter and Hilling­don Bor­ough.

Left back Gray joins from Read­ing Town.

Hur­ley is hop­ing to make it a tre­ble by sign­ing another striker be­fore Satur­day’s home game against Rugby Town.

He said: “Johnny is an ex­pe­ri­enced left back who will give us a bit more sta­bil­ity in an area we had iden­ti­fied as a prob­lem one, while De­nil­son has scored goals wher­ever he has been – and he has been at a lot of places!”

A few play­ers have also left the club, in­clud­ing for­mer Hayes & Yead­ing front­man Ju­lian Owusu, who was on short-term loan from Bas­ingstoke.

Hur­ley said: “We want play­ers who will be with us for the sea­son re­ally. Short-term deals do a job, but when the player leaves, you still have the same gap to fill.”

Bea­cons­field at least no longer have the dis­trac­tion of the FA Trophy, hav­ing crashed out 4-0 to Faver­sham Town on Satur­day.

Hur­ley added: “It was dis­ap­point­ing, but they were the best side we have come up against this sea­son. We were ex­pect­ing to do bet­ter but came up against a very good side.

“We’re do­ing ev­ery­thing we can to change things, and it’s not through a lack of hard work. We’re chang­ing the way we’re do­ing train­ing and putting on ex­tra ses­sions for fit­ness and gen­eral play.

“It’s a tough sit­u­a­tion we’ve got our­selves into. It’s tak­ing its toll on the younger lads who started the sea­son well – and it’s show­ing.”

The Rams host Go­dalm­ing Town on Mon­day evening.

Photo by John-Pa­trick Fletcher

‘GAP TO FILL’: Ju­lian Owusu has re­turned to Bas­ingstoke after a short-term loan

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