FAMILIAR FOES IN WAY FOR TEDDY...
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.”
BORO BOY: Luke Wilkinson