Football: Spetch seeks swift Football League deal after Cherries rejection

Bournemouth Echo: SEEKING A STEP UP: Poole Town defender Will Spetch (right) SEEKING A STEP UP: Poole Town defender Will Spetch (right)

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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8:24am Wed 1 Jan 14

horsted says...

Dont forget Poole Town young man, you haven't mentioned them once in this report. They are giving you the freedom to find a new club.
Dont forget Poole Town young man, you haven't mentioned them once in this report. They are giving you the freedom to find a new club. horsted

10:20am Wed 1 Jan 14

pete woodley says...

horsted wrote:
Dont forget Poole Town young man, you haven't mentioned them once in this report. They are giving you the freedom to find a new club.
No thought at all about the club who is supporting him.
[quote][p][bold]horsted[/bold] wrote: Dont forget Poole Town young man, you haven't mentioned them once in this report. They are giving you the freedom to find a new club.[/p][/quote]No thought at all about the club who is supporting him. pete woodley

10:20am Wed 1 Jan 14

nonnogeppetto says...

I wonder what the late Brian Clough would have said to this young man!!! There is nothing wrong with being confident but if the likes of EH and other managers have not seen the potential it is possible that you are aiming a bit too high at the moment. Who is to say that you will not be a good player in the future. However for now you should be concentrating on the football club that has given you the opportunity as stated by Horsted above.
I wonder what the late Brian Clough would have said to this young man!!! There is nothing wrong with being confident but if the likes of EH and other managers have not seen the potential it is possible that you are aiming a bit too high at the moment. Who is to say that you will not be a good player in the future. However for now you should be concentrating on the football club that has given you the opportunity as stated by Horsted above. nonnogeppetto

10:52am Wed 1 Jan 14

afcb36 says...

Mate I think you were just wishful thinking having seen you play at poole town I don't think your up to this standard just yet I don't mean to sound nasty but your not as good as the lads in the developement squad especially the ones that played in league 1 last season under groves that have not got a run in the first team yet 1 in particular was nearly man of the match every game he played
Mate I think you were just wishful thinking having seen you play at poole town I don't think your up to this standard just yet I don't mean to sound nasty but your not as good as the lads in the developement squad especially the ones that played in league 1 last season under groves that have not got a run in the first team yet 1 in particular was nearly man of the match every game he played afcb36

12:21pm Wed 1 Jan 14

cheeriedriteup says...

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I've just seen your best friends step-mother doing squats in a cucumber field
[quote][p][bold]DeborahABurritt[/bold] wrote: my best friend's step-mother makes 71 dollar an hour on the laptop. She has been out of work for 6 months but last month her paycheck was 19188 dollar just working on the laptop for a few hours... www.Day37.cℴm[/p][/quote]I've just seen your best friends step-mother doing squats in a cucumber field cheeriedriteup

1:02pm Wed 1 Jan 14

RobTheShirt says...

Just because the paper didn't print it, that's not to say that Will didn't mention Poole Town. He is an extremely level headed young man and knows exactly where his success stems from.
None of us here at Poole Town want to see him go but conversely, every single one of us would love to see him finding a team where he can demonstrate his undoubted talents.
Just because EH doesn't see a place for him doesn't mean that he can't play. Look no further than Charlie Austin who was overlooked by so many 'experts'.
Come and watch Will play at Poole Town and you'll see a classy defender who gives 100% commitment in every game with no apparent thought of what may lie ahead.
Just because the paper didn't print it, that's not to say that Will didn't mention Poole Town. He is an extremely level headed young man and knows exactly where his success stems from. None of us here at Poole Town want to see him go but conversely, every single one of us would love to see him finding a team where he can demonstrate his undoubted talents. Just because EH doesn't see a place for him doesn't mean that he can't play. Look no further than Charlie Austin who was overlooked by so many 'experts'. Come and watch Will play at Poole Town and you'll see a classy defender who gives 100% commitment in every game with no apparent thought of what may lie ahead. RobTheShirt

9:09am Thu 2 Jan 14

winton50 says...

RobTheShirt wrote:
Just because the paper didn't print it, that's not to say that Will didn't mention Poole Town. He is an extremely level headed young man and knows exactly where his success stems from.
None of us here at Poole Town want to see him go but conversely, every single one of us would love to see him finding a team where he can demonstrate his undoubted talents.
Just because EH doesn't see a place for him doesn't mean that he can't play. Look no further than Charlie Austin who was overlooked by so many 'experts'.
Come and watch Will play at Poole Town and you'll see a classy defender who gives 100% commitment in every game with no apparent thought of what may lie ahead.
There's loads of examples of players who blossom in non-league and then do well in the professional game later.

I believe Ian Wright, Teddy Sheringham, stuart Pearce and Chris Smalling were all amateurs before making the step up.

If he continues to work at his game and progress who knows what could happen for this young man?
[quote][p][bold]RobTheShirt[/bold] wrote: Just because the paper didn't print it, that's not to say that Will didn't mention Poole Town. He is an extremely level headed young man and knows exactly where his success stems from. None of us here at Poole Town want to see him go but conversely, every single one of us would love to see him finding a team where he can demonstrate his undoubted talents. Just because EH doesn't see a place for him doesn't mean that he can't play. Look no further than Charlie Austin who was overlooked by so many 'experts'. Come and watch Will play at Poole Town and you'll see a classy defender who gives 100% commitment in every game with no apparent thought of what may lie ahead.[/p][/quote]There's loads of examples of players who blossom in non-league and then do well in the professional game later. I believe Ian Wright, Teddy Sheringham, stuart Pearce and Chris Smalling were all amateurs before making the step up. If he continues to work at his game and progress who knows what could happen for this young man? winton50

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