FA­MIL­IAR FOES IN WAY FOR TEDDY...

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO RESULTS - By Joshua Peck

TEDDY SHER­ING­HAM is used to com­ing up against fa­mil­iar op­po­si­tion in the dug outs – but now he’s hav­ing to face his ri­vals in the stands.

The Steve­nage boss has been out scout­ing re­cently and man­aged to bring in Of­frande Zan­zala and Deiman­tas Pe­travi­cius on loan from Derby and Not­ting­ham For­est re­spec­tively.

But it’s not just the Boro man­ager who is out and about search­ing for hid­den tal­ent, and Sher­ing­ham knows it’s not easy for Steve­nage to com­pete.

Sher­ing­ham told the Steve­nage Comet: “All my staff are out watch­ing games and we’re see­ing all the same faces. Gilling­ham boss Justin Ed­in­burgh and Neil Har­ris (Mill­wall) are there ev­ery time I look around in the crowd.

“We’re try­ing to get in first for th­ese play­ers, which isn’t easy es­pe­cially for a club like Steve­nage. But that’s why we go to th­ese games so maybe we can get a head start and nick th­ese play­ers be­fore other peo­ple spot them.”

One player Steve­nage have man­aged to se­cure is Luke Wilkinson, who joins on a free from fel­low League Two side Lu­ton.

The cen­tre-half made his de­but in last Satur­day’s goal­less draw with Bar­net, but ad­mits he was a lit­tle baf­fled at the Hat­ters’ de­ci­sion to let him go.

Wilkinson said:“I loved ev­ery minute at Lu­ton. It was a bit of a shock, but noth­ing in foot­ball should sur­prise any of us any­more.

“Lu­ton said I’m not re­ally in their plans for the fu­ture, I wasn’t go­ing to get of­fered a new deal and it was prob­a­bly best for me to go and get games else­where.”

SCOUT­ING: Sher­ing­ham

BORO BOY: Luke Wilkinson

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