Tooting & Mitcham United’s Dominic Vose is a man in demand after the midfielder was called back for a second trial at Premier League outfit Stoke City.
The former West Ham United player has made four appearances in a Terrors shirt since making his debut against Horsham at the end
Tooting boss Jamie Martin was expecting to lose the 19-year-old’s services during January as Derek McInnes, before being sacked as manager of Bristol City, was also keen to take Vose on trial.
Martin is hoping to bring in Reece Hall from Staines Town as a replacement – although contractual wranglings may scupper the plan.
Should it come to fruition, it would mark a return to Imperial Fields for the teenager, who turned out for the Terrors in the Ryman League Premier Division in 2010-11.
Martin said: “Reece is a playmaker in the middle of the park and would fit in well. But I believe he’s on contract at Staines, which is causing an issue, and I know there are other clubs looking at him, so we’ll have to wait and see.
“As for Dominic, we knew it was likely he’d be off somewhere in January. Bristol City were going to take him on until the manager changed, but I think that would have been a better option for Dominic in terms of breaking into the first team.”
He added: “Stoke are obviously a quality side, but Dominic has been invited back so he is unavailable for us.
“The weather in Stoke has held things up a bit meaning we’re without him for longer, but it is good for him.”
The Terrors’s weekend trip to Eastbourne Town in Division One South, and Tuesday night’s London Senior Cup quarter-final clash with Bromley, fell foul of the weather – and Martin is unsure if this weekend’s visit of Ramsgate will go ahead.
Martin said: “We’re most annoyed about the Bromley game because we’re on a roll and it would have been a good time to test ourselves against a team from a higher level – and to get to the semi-finals
of the competition would have been a boost.”
Martin’s squad has been boosted by the return of Adam Thompson from Australia – however, the central defender is only available for a few weeks, and, with the current climate, whether he will get a game is in doubt.