MANAGER Carl Adams is convinced George Washbourne will prove to be a “gem” for Stratford Town as he finally looks to make a belated debut.
A knee injury, sustained in a pre-season friendly at Alvechurch, has prevented summer signing Washbourne getting onto the pitch for Town but Adams is optimistic he is getting closer to full fitness.
The 23-year-old midfielder, who also played from Hednesford Town and Stourbridge, has linked up with Midland League Division Two side Montpellier to get some match action.
“George had 90 minutes for Montpellier last week and that was his first full game of the season,” said Adams. “It’s a real boost to see him back playing and we’re looking forward to seeing him in action.
“He will be a gem for us once he comes back.”
Stratford have also allowed striker Jazz Luckie to join Midland League Premier Division side Highgate United short-term. He is set to play three or four matches to boost his match sharpness after not starting in Town’s first team since November.
Town are due to entertain Tiverton Town in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier tomorrow (Saturday) but the big freeze will leave big doubts over the fixture going ahead.
The home fixture against Hitchin Town, which postponed on Tuesday, has been rearranged for 27th March.
Town youth’s planned Midland Floodlit Youth League contest at home to Worcester City last night was called off because of a frozen pitch.