Jan 11 2010 By Tim Edwards
PLANS are afoot to get Sir Alex Ferguson to help mark Gordon Bartlett's 1,000th game in charge of Wealdstone.
The club stalwart has just signed a new contract that will keep him at Grosvenor Vale until the end of the 2010/11 season.
And, weather permitting, he should celebrate his remarkable milestone at Canvey Island on January 30, something the club's bosses are keen to reward in style.
Legendary Manchester United boss Ferguson is the only manager in the pro game to have reached 1,000 games and he last week welcomed Tiverton Town manager Martyn Rogers to their Carrington training ground after discovering his non-league counterpart had racked up the same achievement.
Having got wind of this Wealdstone bosses are now trying to arrange the same for Bartlett, who joined the Stones in 1995.
Former Weymouth chairman and journalist Ian Ridley set up Rogers' trip and Stones' top brass are hoping he can help send Bartlett north for a well-earned treat.