Wealdstone boss pleased to have snapped up King Louis
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Wealdstone boss Gordon Bartlett is delighted to have captured former Hendon striker Jefferson Louis from Conference North side Lowestoft Town.
The 35-year-old was born in Harrow and grew up in Harlesden and once he makes his debut for his new club, the Stones will become the 35th side he has played for.
With Richard Jolly, 31, recently returning to Grosvenor Vale and Scott McLeish, 40, still going strong up front, Bartlett certainly isn’t short of experience.
Bartlett joked: “You’ve heard of the oldest swingers in town, well I’m putting together the oldest strikers in town!
“I watched Jefferson play a few times last season when he was with Hendon and I was impressed.
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“He is a threat. He is big and strong and he scored 22 goals for Hendon.
“He went on to join Margate on reportedly very good money. His move to Lowestoft was a problem when they went into Conference North because of the travelling.
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“We’ve been working on this deal for a month. It looked like he was going to join Canvey Island but he teaches at a school in Wembley and lives in Aylesbury so I think he wanted to play for a team closer to home and I’m delighted to have him.”
With so many clubs on his CV Bartlett admits he did his homework on Louis before signing him.
“I called Hendon manager Gary McCann, Terry Brown at Margate and a few players.
“They all said if I could get him for the right price he’d be an excellent signing.
“I sat down and spoke to him, he wants to do well. His wages are in keeping with everyone else.”