SOUTHERN LEAGUE: Supermarine boss Webb targets Shrivvy winger
5:30am Monday 27th January 2014 in By Ned Payne
DAVE Webb has admitted he is trailing Shrivenham winger Dan Drewitt with a view to potentially recruiting the wide man for his Swindon Supermarine squad.
Drewitt started the season off in Hellenic League Division One West with Fairford and then jumped up a league to Shrivvy, with Webb feeling the youngster may have the ability to step up another level.
The Marine manager turned up at Shrivvy’s Challenge Cup tie at home to Wantage on Saturday - ultimately abandoned at half-time - for the express purpose of watching Drewitt as Marine’s home game against Taunton was postponed due to the inclement weather.
“I went to watch Dan Drewitt but he didn’t actually play because he was cup-tied. I’ve watched him a few times this season and he’s one we’re looking at,” said Webb.
“He’s a good little player who’s doing well and it’s unfortunate he was cup-tied, I should have realised that probably, but there was nothing else on locally apart from Cirencester who I watched the other week.
“Potentially, yes (he would like to move for Drewitt). I spoke to Dave (Turner, Shrivenham boss) about it. We’ve not done it yet but it’s something we would consider.
“He’s certainly one that seems to be coping well at Shrivenham. He’s only young but he’s got a little bit about him.”
In other transfer news, Webb is hoping that keeper Conor Thompson will today extend his loan stay at the club.
The Torquay youngster spoke of his desire to remain with the Webb’s Wood club after signing a month-long temporary deal in December and Webb is confident Thompson will stay.
Webb said: “Conor has talked about extending his loan so we’re hoping that goes through tomorrow and if not we’ll have to look at bringing another keeper in.
“There’s a couple of other irons in the fire there but no seven-day approaches in there. Hopefully Conor will stay and he will be more than adequate.
“I don’t think it will be a problem, it’s just a matter of doing the paperwork.”
In the absence of a league fixture on Saturday, Marine’s players were put through their paces on the astroturf at the Grange Drive facility by assistant boss Lee Spalding.