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Wealdstone boss pleased at benefits of solid Stevenage relationship

PUBLISHED: 16:21 29 October 2014 | UPDATED: 16:38 29 October 2014

Wealdstone maanger Gordon Bartlett. Pic: Steve Foster/WealdstoneFC

Wealdstone maanger Gordon Bartlett. Pic: Steve Foster/WealdstoneFC

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Wealdstone’s relationship with Stevenage was the key to securing the services of on-loan striker Connor Calcutt.

Stevenage midfielder Tom PettStevenage midfielder Tom Pett

The youngster scored two goals in a 6-0 victory over Hampton & Richmond Borough in the Middlesex Cup, with captain Sean Cronin, Wes Parker, Jonny Wright and Joe Turner also hitting the back of the net.

Stones boss Gordon Bartlett is glad the club have remained in contact since Stevenage snapped up Tom Pett and Jerome Okimo during the close season.

He said: “Stevenage flagged him up. We said yes to taking Connor on loan and no to another player.

“We did say to them in the summer after we sold Tom and Jerome that we would like to be given the option of taking players if they were looking to send any out on loan. I didn’t expect it to happen but it has done.”

Calcutt spent time with Spurs as a teenager and was training with Millwall earlier this year after catching the eye playing for Berkhamsted, where he scored 41 goals in 52 appearances.

Bartlett added: “Lots of people looked at him but nobody took a gamble on him until Stevenage came in for him. He started the season brightly but they feel he needs to gain some more experience.

“We’ve done this many times in the past taking players from Football League teams. It has to benefit all three parties.”

Bartlett has also let Michael Malcolm and Luke Pigden go.

Bartlett said: “They didn’t do anything wrong, but they didn’t do enough things right. Time will tell if I made the right call.”

Wealdstone are at home to Maidenhead United, who include former QPR striker DJ Campbell, on Saturday.

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