Soccer Shorts: Dean Frost delves into the loan market within his first week in charge at Park View Road
BROMLEY manager Mark Goldberg has sent two players out on loan as he bids to bring in a new winger.
Central midfielder Reece Prestedge and right-back Ugo Udoji have both been allowed to leave Hayes Lane on loan until the end of the season and have joined Vanarama National League South pair Chelmsford City and St Albans City respectively.
Both started in Bromley’s 2-0 Kent Reliance Senior Cup Quarter-Final defeat to Charlton Athletic on Tuesday night.
Goldberg told www.bromleyfc.tv: “Both Reece and Ugo are going on loan to get valuable game time as we are currently over loaded in certain areas and they need to be playing.
“In the meantime our focus is to bring in suitable wide players and we are making progress on our targets, hopefully to be announced in the near future.”
DOVER ATHLETIC have unveiled a double signing as Torquay United’s top scorer Tyrone Marsh joins on an eighteen-month deal, whilst fellow striker Harry Crawford has also agreed terms with the club.
Assistant manager Jake Leberl told www.doverathletic.com: “We have had our eye on Tyrone ever since he did so well on loan at Welling.
“We know what he is about, and he's the type of player we like - he is quick, can play either down the middle or out wide, and he definitely knows where the back of the net is. He is young and very ambitious, which fits in with what we are trying to achieve."
Former Southend United, Dartford and Barnet striker Crawford, 24, said: “I like a goal against Dover in the past - it must be the ground as Crabble has been kind to me previously, so I hope it stays that way.
“But seriously, you got to sign for who wants you and who you think you are going to do well for and that’s my aim here - to do well for Dover and achieve what we all want at the club - promotion.”
EBBSFLEET UNITED have secured the permanent signing of 19-year-old defender Reiss Greenidge.
The 6ft 5in central defender was most recently with Port Vale and Ipswich Town U21s on loan, but came through the Arsenal Academy before joining West Bromwich Albion in 2013.
An adaptable player, he can also operate as a left-back, and in his time in the West Bromwich Albion U18 side attracted the attentions of Chelsea and clubs in Germany.
This season, Reiss – the grandson of West Indies and Hampshire cricketer Gordon Greenidge – has trialled with Watford, AFC Wimbledon and Crystal Palace, playing in those sides’ U21 teams, and Fleet boss Daryl McMahon regards him as a definite future prospect.
MARGATE have confirmed that striker Jamie Taylor has joined Vanarama National League South rivals Eastbourne Borough on loan for 28 days.
Taylor has struggled to break into Nikki Bull’s side and will benefit from game time at Priory Lane where he scored twice for Margate in their 4-1 win there in September.
Manager Bull says Taylor will benefit massively from time on the pitch and a chance to gain match fitness.
“When I got the job I promised all the players that they would get a chance to play but unfortunately with the form of Freddie (Lapado) and the way we play that hasn’t been possible,” Bull told www.margate-fc.co.uk.
“Jamie doesn’t want to leave the club but knows he will benefit from a month of games and come back here to put pressure on Freddie.”
Taylor will return to Hartsdown Park in time for the club’s fixture at Sutton United on Saturday 27 February but will be unable to play for Boro when they visit Hartsdown Park on Tuesday 23 February.
WELLING UNITED’S newly-appointed manager Dean Frost has also been busy since taking over from Loui Fazakerley.
Brentford midfielder James Ferry comes in on loan to boost options in the middle of the park.
But left-back Ben Jefford has signed for Forest Green Rovers, who triggered a release clause in his contract.
“It’s a big loss both in terms of the player but also the character in the dressing room,” Frost said of Jefford’s departure from Park View Road.
“We have to get on with it but it’s disappointing.”
Frost, though, has high-hopes on 18-year-old Ferry.
He said: “He is a solid, holding midfielder and he brings height to the side.
“We’re grateful to Brentford for letting him come to us and I’m sure he’ll do well.
The Wings have also completed the signing of promising Millwall defender Noah Chesmain, who arrives on loan from the League One outfit, where he is highly-rated.
“We’ve had to act quickly with Ben Jefford leaving as we couldn’t go to Halifax without a recognised left-back,” said Frost.
“Millwall have been great to let us have Noah. It’s good for him to come and play first-team football.
“He comes highly recommended from three or four different people.”
Meanwhile, the club have announced that flop striker Kieron St. Aimie has left the club following his 18 month spell at the club, where he made 38 appearances and scored four goals.
Article published 22:00 – Friday 29th January 2016