Wealdstone manager Brennan hunting for additions thanks to supporters' help

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Wealdstone midfielder Danny Green on the ball against Eastleigh - Credit: Jon Taffel

Wealdstone manager Dean Brennan was keen to thank the loyal supporters who have been raising money for the club which should allow them to sign a few players to ease their injury problems. 

The Stones will make the trip away to Maidenhead United on Boxing Day (Saturday) before then hosting Boreham Wood on Monday, December 28 and then face the reverse fixture against the Magpies to kick start January. 

The boss is, however, on the hunt to bolster his squad thanks to the fans and board’s help in recent weeks on the back of their FA Trophy success after sealing progress with a 4-3 win over Eastleigh.

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Wealdstone celebrate an FA Trophy win over Eastleigh - Credit: Jon Taffel

“The club have given me a bit of support and the supporters have been unbelievable as they’ve got together and raised about £15,000 it could be more by now, and that is going to allow us to sign some players,” Brennan admitted. 

“We thank our loyal supporters through these tough times as there is not much good news at the minute as we’ve gone into tier 4 so we really appreciate the fans putting their hands in their pockets. 

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“Hopefully I can get the players in to improve us and get us some results over Christmas.” 

He added: “It’s always a special time in the British calendar. I know a lot of the foreign managers at the top level begrudge it, but I think it’s a great time for football, and it’s part of English and British football. 

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“We’ve got three derbies so we’re looking forward to it and it’s going to be interesting.” 

Wealdstone are still carrying a number of injuries and all of those are expected to remain sidelined during the festive period.

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Wealdstone striker Jorome Slew in FA Trophy action against Eastleigh - Credit: Jon Taffel

“Slewy (Jorome Slew) had a good impact on the game, and there is still a lot of players getting an opportunity, and we’re still in the market to sign a couple. 

“Hopefully we can get a couple in as we really need it in a couple of key positions.” 

“All of them you’re looking at returning in the New Year. Connor Stevens definitely, Ross Lafayette is definitely out and Moses Emmanuel is possibly out as well. 

“Michael Phillips is the same, Dan Wishart came back on the weekend, and played the last 15 minutes which was a good sign. 

“Danny Parish is the same, he’s got a hamstring injury, so not ideal. Our main goal scorers in Moses, Lafayette and Parish haven’t played in the last three or four games.” 

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