Sunday 14 October 2018

Was he one that got away?

Having read a profile of Scott Wagstaff in The Football League Paper this morning, I was left wondering whether he was one that could got away - or not. Could he have done a job for us in League One? He had his fans and his detractors at The Valley, as is so often the case for any player that is not a talisman like Yann Kermorgant. Yann is now playing foVannes Olympique Club, in Group C of Nationale 2, the fourth tier of French football.

Admittedly, a lot of the profile focuses on his hipster style beard which both his parents and his teammates want him to shave off. Certainly if he returned to The Valley, removing it would be a condition of any contract otherwise he might scare very young fans. However, apparently it has taken him two or three years to get it to its current level. It would go down well in Shoreditch (or in the Royal Spa for that matter, as my bestie's son has one).

Having let go by Gillingham, the Kent native is now with AFC Wimbledon. He says that he would have loved to stay at Gillingham as it was his local base. However, he is able to car share with former Addick Joe Pigott.

Wagstaff left Charlton for Bristol City. At the Dons he is back to his original role as a wide attacking man which is want he likes.

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