‘I hope Sam makes it at Bees’

SYCOB boss wants his star striker to be league suc­cess Thomas set to fill Osubu gap

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT - By Tim Street tim.street@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

Sam Dead­field al­ready has a back­ground in the pro game, hav­ing come through the youth sys­tems at both Birm­ing­ham City and Read­ing, and has made no se­cret of his de­sire to get back there.

The young­ster, who hit a hat­trick in the 5-2 drub­bing of Ar­lesey Town last month, could now get his wish, as he has spent this week on trial with Brent­ford’s de­vel­op­ment squad.

But you will not find Warner, who spent two decades coach­ing young­sters in the academies at Crys­tal Palace and Read­ing, moan­ing if his front man makes the step back up.

He said: “Sam is go­ing on trial to Brent­ford for a week. Do I hope he makes a suc­cess of it? Yes, I want him to go, he de­serves it! He’s been ex­cel­lent for us.

“In fact, I’m sur­prised he hasn’t been taken by a club higher up al­ready.

“He’s a good lad who’s only 18, but I have known him since he was seven or eight.

“He spent some time at Read­ing when I was there and he spent two years as a scholar at Birm­ing­ham, where he was part of their run to the FA Youth Cup quar­ter fi­nals.

“Bring­ing through young play­ers and help­ing them on to big­ger DANNY Ed­wards wasted no time af­ter los­ing striker Vic­tor Osubu, re­plac­ing him with for­mer Bar­net front man An­thony Thomas.

The much-trav­elled Osubu only joined Chal­font St Peter in the sum­mer er but, fol­low­ing a quick-fire six goals, has now moved on to South­ern Premier strug­glers Dun­sta­ble Town.

But man­ager Ed­wards moved quickly to re­place him with Thomas (pic­tured), who bagged four Football League goals in a sea­son with Bar­net seven years s ago.

The 33-year-old has since drifte­difted around the non-league scene at Hemel Hemp­stead, Farn­bor­ough, Maiden­head, Brom­ley, Lewes, Win­gate & Finch­ley, Hen­don, Can­vey Is­land and Ware.

Ed­wards said: “It’s al­ways dis­ap­point­ing to lose a player of Vic­tor’s qual­ity and I things is what we are all about here, so you will never hear me com­plain about los­ing play­ers if they bet­ter them­selves. In fact, I’d be de­lighted.”

What could be Dead­field’s last game in a Bea­cons­field shirt proved to be the end­ing of their un­beaten run this sea­son, when they went down 2-0 at Go­dalm­ing Town in South­ern One Cen­tral.

He was re­placed just af­ter the hour mark by Jack Read, a re­cent dual reg­is­tra­tion sign­ing from Win­gate & Finch­ley, who SYCOB don’t think it was a par­tic­u­larly am­bi­tious move for him. But it’s his de­ci­sion and we’ve moved on as a club. “But we were able to bring An­thony in, who will add a bit of ex­pe­ri­ence. Word is get­tin get­ting around that we’re not here t to make up the num­bers this sea­son.

“We need to score more go goals than we have been if w we’re se­ri­ous about giv­ing th the league a go this sea­son. W We haven’t been able to just go out and score goals for a few years now.” Th Thomas came on as a sub in Satur­day’s 2-1 win over Peters­field which moved Chal­font back up to sec­ond in South­ern One Cen­tral, but it was two of their other strik­ers, Aaron Lan­siquot and Tony Mendy, who got the goals. They visit Kings Langley in a re­ar­ranged League Cup game this Satur­day.

Sam Dead­field (right), pic­tured while play­ing for Birm­ing­ham City, is on trial at Brent­ford will be look­ing to Dead­field’s ab­sence.

Warner will be hop­ing nor­mal ser­vice is re­sumed this Satur­day, how­ever, when his troops host Eastern Coun­ties Premier side Kirkley & Pake­field in the FA Cup first qual­i­fy­ing round.

Although play­ing a side from a level be­low is a po­ten­tial banana skin, Bea­cons­field avoided one in the last round when they com­fort­ably dis­patched United Coun­ties Di­vi­sion One out­fit Raunds Town 3-0 in the last round.

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