‘I hope Sam makes it at Bees’
SYCOB boss wants his star striker to be league success Thomas set to fill Osubu gap
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.