Jul 26 2012 By Tim Street
CHESHAM United have taken experienced former Staines Town captain Danny Gordon on trial.
The centre-back not only skippered Staines to promotion from the Ryman Premier four years ago, but led them through three Blue Square South campaigns too.
Gordon, who played the second half on Tuesday night’s 1-1 draw at Cheshunt Town, will now get another chance to show Generals boss Andy Leese what he can do.
Leese said: “Danny phoned me and asked if he could come down, he had been training somewhere else.
“We will now take a look to see if he likes us and we like him. He has the sort of experience that can be invaluable at this level.
“We had half a dozen or so trialists playing tonight, and apart from Danny they were all young lads of about 18, a couple coming from Leyton Orient and MK Dons, and two or three of them did really well.
“It was just good to get a run-out after Saturday’s game was called off. It took us a while to get into it in the first half, but we were much better in the second.”
There were fears Leese would need to bring in a new striker after promising youngster Brad Watkins departed for Hendon, but the Chesham boss is happy with what he has already up front.
He added: “We signed Michael Chennels from Windsor, who I have been trying to bring in for a number of years, and he took his chance well tonight.
“Michael has a proven pedigree and his goalscoring record is brilliant.
“With Simon Thomas and Nathan Jack too, plus a young
lad I have brought in from Waltham Abbey called Tim Shaw, between them, I think we have goals in us.
“We could probably do with one more defender to complete the squad, and that man could well be Danny Gordon.”
Chennels gave Chesham a 32nd-minute lead at Cheshunt, converting a Steve Wales cross from close range, but the hosts were level six minutes later, and that is how the score stayed.