National League South: Wealdstone boss Bobby Wilkinson reveals club work hard to keep Bradley Bubb signing quiet
PUBLISHED: 16:00 26 February 2018
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Stones forward enjoyed debut to remember on Saturday, netting a hat-trick in the FA Trophy
Bradley Bubb had a debut to remember for Wealdstone in the FA Trophy on Saturday — but Stones boss Bobby Wilkinson revealed he worked hard to keep the signing under wraps.
The Grenada international joined from National League outfit Ebbsfleet United on Friday and marked his first appearance for the west Londoners with a hat trick at Billericay Town in a 5-2 win in the FA Trophy on Saturday.
It was a fine way for the 28-year-old to introduce himself to his new fans, and Wilkinson revealed the club worked hard to keep Bubb’s quiet until it was confirmed.
“Not many people know we had him in early on in the week, but we kept it a secret,” said Wilkinson.
“Myself and the secretary did all the paperwork on Thursday night, so he deserves all the credit for that.
“We kept it under wraps and when everyone was doing their talking, we were doing our business quietly and that’s how I like to do it. I wasn’t successful at my last club because I shouted things about, it’s about winning at the crucial time and on Saturday, the whole team and fans were outstanding.”
Though they conceded twice against the Blues, Wealdstone were also indebted to a fine display in goal from Jonathan North.
With Town having plenty of shots on target, North was certainly kept busy, but dealt with the majority that came his way.
And Wilkinson was delighted with the display from his stopper, believing it was crucial in aiding a victory for the Grosvenor Vale outfit.
“Everyone had to give me a 10-out-of-10 performance and Jonathan I thought gave me more than a 10,” he added.
“The four or five saves he made were unbelievable. Their keeper, we got through and scored, but they got through on our keeper and didn’t score, which can be the difference.
“Everyone was together, everyone gave me a 10 and the fans gave me a 12, maybe even a 13. They were our 12th man.”