Boss Explains Loan Deals

Striker Kirk Hudson and midfielder Sean Ridgway have joined Ashford Town (Middlesex) and Hayes respectively on a months loan period and both go into their respective squads for the weekend.

After the arrivals of Joel Grant and Ben Harding last week manager Terry Brown confirmed that he was looking to loan out two players to gain valuable first team experience.

His wish was granted on Friday afternoon when striker Kirk Hudson and midfielder Sean Ridgway committed themselves to a spell in the Ryman Premier division and Conference South for the next month.

<1>19 year old striker Hudson, who has made three substitute appearances this season, teams up with Aldershot Town legend Mark Butler at Ashford Town (Middlesex).

After gaining promotion to the premier division at the end of last season, Ashford have made a steady start to the current campaign and currently lie in mid table.

The deal is a sensible one all round as the former AFC Bournemouth striker is sure to learn from Aldershot's record goal scorer who netted 155 goals for the club in 303 appearances between 1992 and 1998.

Also at Ashford is Shots record appearance holder Jason Chewins who has had a terrific start to the season too.

Kirk will be included in Saturday's squad for the tough trip to Bromley. Ashford also entertain AFC Wimbledon during Kirk's loan stay on Tuesday September 26; a team he scored against during the pre season victory at the Rec.

<2r>Fellow 19 year old, Sean Ridgway, joins Terry Brown's former club Hayes. Currently managed by Kevin Hill the Missioners are still looking for their first victory of the new season.

Sean, who teams up with former Shots defender Tobi Jinadu, goes into Saturday's squad for the visit to Bishop's Stortford. He will be familiar with one venue during his loan spell as Hayes travel to Dorchester Town on Saturday September 16; Sean was a substitute in the pre season victory against the Dorset club.

Manager Terry Brown said, "This is a good opportunity for both lads to get a regular flow of first team football. They have played in the Pontins Combination League but these matches are few and far between. It is so important for them to continue by gaining experience with Ryman League and Conference South matches respectively.

It did Dave Winfield the world of good last season at Staines Town and I am hoping for the same progress with Sean and Kirk


"It did Dave Winfield the world of good last season at Staines Town and I am hoping for the same progress with Sean and Kirk".