NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: One St Neots Town star looks set for Cambridge United, but boss Matt Clements delighted to have a player moving in the opposite direction
PUBLISHED: 11:57 25 July 2017 | UPDATED: 11:57 25 July 2017
St Neots Town look set to lose star talent Jevani Brown to Football League club Cambridge United . . . but boss Matt Clements is hugely excited by a player moving in the opposite direction.
Speculation suggests hot-shot Brown will be offered a deal by the League Two club after impressing during his current two-week trial.
But Clements has moved fast to draft in another exciting attacking talent for Saints after snapping up teenage ‘match-winner’ Dylan Williams, who was released by United earlier this summer.
The 19 year-old is well-known to assistant boss Matty Haniver after playing under him while on loan at AFC Sudbury last term.
“The bits of feedback I’ve had about Jevani suggest he is doing very well at Cambridge,” said Clements, who takes his side to Histon tonight (Tuesday). “That doesn’t surprise me in the least as he is a terrific player who is more than capable of playing in the Football League.
“I’m sure that situation will develop in the coming days and Jevani is well aware that we are here and waiting if a deal does not materialise.
“In the meantime we’re continuing to build our squad and we’re delighted to have Dylan on board. We didn’t initially think we would be able to bring him in due to lots of interest from higher levels, but it’s great he has decided to join us.
“He is a young talent who can play in a variety of attacking positions, and he can definitely be a match-winner.
“Dylan is certainly young enough and good enough to climb back up the ladder himself in the way Jevani looks to be doing - and hopefully we can help him do that.”
Clements still hopes to draft in two more signings – a midfielder and a striker – in the coming days, possibly ahead of a friendly trip to Ely City on Saturday or the visit of a Mansfield Town XI to the Premier Plus Stadium on Tuesday.
But another attacking player, Declan Rogers, who scored 14 goals last season, looks to be on the way out of St Neots Town – in the short-term at least.
Clements added: “Dec is going to find football elsewhere, but the door is certainly not closed on him.
“He’s not firing right now, but we know how good he can be. He needs to play minutes to get his confidence and swagger back.
“We’re happy to continue working with Dec and have given him the option to dual-sign so as we can review the situation a few weeks further down the line.”
Rogers has emerged as a target for Eynesbury Rovers after playing for them last night.