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TONY Choules believes Shaun Lucien will snub Harrow Borough’s advances and remain at Uxbridge.
Winger Lucien became the latest member of the Reds squad to be the subject of a seven-day approach this week, following hot on the heels of Chris Moore’s departure to Wealdstone.
However, whereas Choules was resigned to losing veteran striker Moore to the Ryman League title chasers, this time he is bullish about being able to hold on to his younger charge.
He said: “He may have totally misguided me with his poker face, but I don’t think he will go. He’s loving it here the way we do things and with the number of young players we have in the squad I believe he would have to go a long way to top that. But again we won’t stand in his way because it is a step up at a Ryman Premier Division club and with it being a step up we will thank him for his work and wish him all the best.
“I’m not surprised he is the subject of an approach as he has been doing really well for us and my assistant Paul Smith deserves a lot of slaps on the back for all he has done to mature Shaun as a player.”
One thing Choules is clear on is Lucien will not be the last member of his current crop at Honeycroft to be the subject of an offer to move up football’s non-league pyramid.
He added: “I will forecast now there will be more seven-day approaches coming in as we believe we have a conveyor belt of very good players at this club.”
■ Uxbridge take derby spoils – see page 51