STONES TAKE SHOTS STRIKER OKO­JIE ON LOAN

Uxbridge Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

IT HAS been one in, one out for Weald­stone FC this week when it comes to the club’s strik­ing op­tions.

The Stones have agreed a deal with Na­tional League out­fit Alder­shot Town to take striker Shaun Oko­jie on a 28-day loan.

The 6ft 3in striker signed for the Shots last sum­mer, hav­ing joined from Corinthian-Ca­su­als.

The 21-year-old was pro­lific for Ca­su­als, scor­ing 40 goals in 39 starts as they reached the 2017 Ry­man League Di­vi­sion One South play-off fi­nal, hav­ing scored 17 in just 20 starts in 2015-16.

Oko­jie has pre­vi­ously had tri­als at Ch­ester­field and Black­pool, and at­tracted in­ter­est from 14 Foot­ball League clubs – in­clud­ing Pre­mier League West Bromwich Al­bion – be­fore de­cid­ing to join Alder­shot.

Also this week, El­liot Benyon has left Weald­stone on loan, join­ing Bostik League Pre­mier Di­vi­sion side Enfield Town for 28 days.

Benyon, who is re­cov­er­ing from in­jury, has had lim­ited play­ing time for the Stones so far this cam­paign and it is hoped the loan ar­range­ment will give him in­creased game time to re­gain full fit­ness.

Weald­stone were with­out a game on Satur­day and were due to play Hayes & Yead­ing in the Mid­dle­sex Senior Cup last night (Tues­day).

The Stones are back in league ac­tion at the week­end when the re­cently crowned Na­tional League South man­ager of the month for Oc­to­ber, the Stones’ Bobby Wilkin­son, welcomes his old side Hunger­ford Town to The Vale on Satur- day.

We a l d - stone will re­mem­ber the ser­vice­men and women killed in the two World Wars and con­flicts around the world with a pre-match wr e a t h - lay­ing cer­e­mony at the game, with a bu­gler play­ing the Last Post as the two sides ob­serve a min- ute ’s si­lence.

Shaun Oko­jie Stu­art Tree El­liot Benyon Ben Fos­ter/Aque­ous Sun Pho­tog­ra­phy

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