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  • Writer's pictureChris Woods

REACTION | McAvoy has bright future in the game

Whatever career Connor McAvoy goes onto have, and all the signs are that it will be a promising one, he will always remember his first senior goal.

The 19-year-old defender was just over an hour into his first ever appearance for the Stones when he guided in a free-kick from Charlie Cooper for the equaliser. at Weymouth on Saturday. The goal was right in front of the visiting fans and therefore quite a way to endear himself to the supporters of his adopted club for the next month.

"Connor scored on his debut, played with great composure for such a young lad and has a bright future in the game," said Wealdstone manager Stuart Maynard. "We are delighted that we are playing a part in developing him and would like to thank Fulham."

The Cottagers have already leant us hugely promising 'keeper George Wickens while recent left-back capture Jaydn Mundle-Smith was also at Craven Cottage until this summer.

"I spoke to George and he said it's the best thing he has done [joining Wealdstone]," said McAvoy. "He is really enjoying it and hopefully I can do the same."

McAvoy comes with a fine pedigree having been a regular in Fulham's Under-18s, Under-23s and also captaining Scotland Under-18s.

"I'm a hard-working centre-half who likes to put my body about and also get on the ball," he said. "I want to work hard, give everything for the club and really develop and learn from this fantastic experience at a really good club."

Make sure you give Connor a warm Stones welcome in his home debut on Tuesday night against Grimsby. Tickets can be purchased online in advance to help avoid the queues at the turnstiles. CLICK HERE to get yours now!


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