Chris Perry gives his own TT transfer gossip round-up this week, speculating on which players could be heading to TUFC:
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1 – Anthony Jeffrey – Dover Athletic
Anthony Jeffrey was an accomplished sprinter in his younger days, so it’s fair to say that his speed is a major attribute.
He’s out of contract this summer having joined Dover 12 months previous, following a successful loan spell there. Dover boss Andy Hessenthaler has offered a new contract to the player to remain at Dover Athletic, but it’s yet to be signed.
Anthony Jeffrey first made an impression on me against Torquay United in the 2015/2016 season, his speed and dribbling ability was obvious to all in the away end as he came up against Dan Butler. The following season he also performed well against Utd, scoring early on in a 2-0 win for Boreham Wood & I was left hoping to see him playing for Torquay United one day.
He’s had a nomadic career since leaving Arsenal in 2014, never quite settling at one club for a prolonged period (he’s had 9 spells at various clubs.) Where better to settle & concentrate on your football than in South Devon with Torquay United?
Availability – Has been offered a new contract by Dover but is yet to sign. Watch this space.
2 – Blair Turgott – Maidstone United
Blair Turgott is an attacking midfielder who can play on the right, left or through the centre. He started at West Ham and was quite highly rated, winning England youth honours in the process. He ended up at Bromley and impressed as a goal scoring midfielder – scoring 12 goals in 43 games during the 2016/2017 season. He was rewarded with a move back into the football league with Stevenage, short of game time he soon found himself back in the National League with Maidstone United. His goalscoring ability hadn’t gone in the process – grabbing 18 goals in 46 games.
Having captained Maidstone, it’s uncertain if he will move on following Maidstone’s relegation. Or sign a new deal to remain, He’s available though.
Availability – Out of contract at Maidstone United and has not signed a new deal.
3 – Gozie Ugwu – Chesterfield
Gozie was the focal point of Woking’s attacking in the 2016/2017 season, grabbing 20 goals in the process. His form earned him a move into the EFL with Chesterfield, which on paper looked like a disaster as both the club and player enjoy little success.
He will be known to Torquay fans for scoring twice at Kingfield as Torquay’s hopes of an FA Cup run came to an end in the qualifying stages against Ugwu’s Woking. He is a physical presence up top, who chases defenders and wins his share aerially. His time at Woking suggests that in the right team he can flourish, I’ve not seen him play for Chesterfield, but the stats don’t lie (0 goals in 19 appearances).
Availability – Out of contract having left Chesterfield.
Others to keep an eye on:
Worth mentioning the following midfielders who are all available this summer with it reported they have been allowed to leave their clubs or are considering moves upon the expiration of their contract this summer;
John Goddard – Aldershot
Mitch Brundle – Dover
Luke Gambin – Luton
Nicky Deverdics – Wrexham
Norte Nortey & Toby Sho-Silva – Dover
Bradley Ash – Bromley
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