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Football: Spetch seeks swift Football League deal after Cherries rejection
WILL Spetch has issued a come-and-get-me call to his Football League suitors after missing out on a deal with Cherries.
The Poole Town prospect, who has trialled with a host of professional clubs including Cherries, exclusively revealed to the Daily Echo that the Dean Court club would not be pursuing their initial interest.
But Spetch, 22, has been afforded the opportunity to keep training full-time with Cherries’ development squad while he attempts to seal a dream move elsewhere.
The Dolphins centre-half tried out at AFC Wimbledon before Christmas while League One strugglers Stevenage, who watched Spetch feature for Cherries in a friendly at QPR, are understood to be the latest to offer him a trial in January.
Portsmouth, who have already run the rule over Spetch, also want to see him in match action, while it is believed League Two rivals Northampton Town have entered the race.
But while the Swanage-based stopper, who is equally adept at left-back, remains confident in his ability to step up, he reiterated the importance of finding a deal while he remains at the forefront of the minds that matter.
On the prospect of a full-time move, Spetch told the Daily Echo: “The money opens up at each club in January, which could be key. It is quite vital something happens while I am confident and playing well.
“It has been a very slow process but the good thing is that these teams are still interested and watching me.
"As a young boy it was always my dream to play professionally and I would take any opportunity that came my way.
“Having been to AFC Bournemouth and Huddersfield and done quite well, I know within myself that if I work and train hard that I can become a first-team player at League One or League Two level.
“In the (Cherries) friendly, I did well against a side packed with internationals and now I have had the benefit of full-time training for a few weeks, I know I can make the grade.”
On his Cherries rejection, Poole’s star defender added: “They were pretty straight forward with me. At that level, if they really needed a centre-half they would probably go out and invest in someone experienced.
“Sometimes you have to take a step back and think about the best thing for your football. Realistically, if I did sign for Bournemouth, it would take a while to get into the first team in terms of fitness.
“In the Championship, would I be playing within six months? They have a massive, competitive squad with proven players at that level. All I want to do is get my break in full-time football and play as regularly as I can.
“Eventually, I have to try and earn some money but on the back of three weeks solid training I don’t want to stop and lose any fitness.
“My dad has agreed to support me while AFC Bournemouth allow me to train there and I am very grateful for the opportunity and the support of my family.”
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