Butt tipped for the top with right mentality
Boss says all amateur player needs is some self belief
“Nevertheless, it was a great experience for him, and the first of many steps he can take towards becoming a pro. He’s got what it takes, he just needs to express himself and show people what he can do.
“The football is there, he just needs some self-confidence. That was the only difference between him and the other lads out there.
Butt, who was once on the books of Chesham United, has spent the past two years playing for Pond Park, who have already forged a reputation for producing young talent.
Bulgarian student Mikel Stareyshinski was one of two of their players snapped up by Hillingdon Borough earlier this year and was also being tracked by Premier League side Sunderland before injury struck.
Ngody said: “Mikel has an edge and a hunger, and once he has got over his injury, the Sunderland scout has said he will take another look at him.”
Meanwhile, a young Pond Park side have found life tough since being promoted to the Aylesbury & District Premier last season, starting life in the higher division with eight straight defeats.
However, they finally turned the corner on Saturday with their first win of the season, hammering Downley Albion 7-1 thanks to a Gary Bull hat-trick, a Rhys Blaken brace and further goals from Amjad Mirza and Joel Breakspear.
Ngody added: “Slowly but surely, the boys are growing and becoming men. They have realised how tough it is playing against men who have played at this level for years. But we are better than we have shown, and we are now becoming a team.”
TIPPED FOR THE TOP: Safeer Butt (far right) in action for Pond Park Rangers