Two Shots youngsters have headed out on loan since the start of the campaign, with Reece Miller joining Farnborough FC and George Sheridan joining Hartley Wintney.
Here’s how they’re getting on so far:
Reece has returned to Farnborough for his second loan spell and made his first appearance as a substitute, coming close with a second half chance in the League opener which ended 0-0 with Walton Casuals.
Looking to build up match fitness after missing a chunk of Pre-Season, the 20-year-old got an hour under his belt in a 3-1 midweek victory at Chesham United.
His first start came at Poole Town where Farnborough came from behind to win 3-1 again in the League, but he was forced off during the second half with suspected Concussion after wining a free-kick.
Reece is due back during the middle of September and is illegible for Farnborough in the Hampshire Senior Cup against his parent club on Tuesday 21 September.
After impressing for a number of weeks at training, George made his full debut for Hartley Wintney in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Badshot Lea on Tuesday 24th August.
In a mixed team containing first-team players returning from injury/chasing fitness, trialists and u23s players looking to impress, George played what manager Anthony Millerick described as “a solid 70 minutes.”
Having missed the vast majority of pre-season and the early part of the 2021/22 season whilst waiting for his paperwork to clear, George started on the bench in Hartley’s away draw against Truro City (played at Plymouth Parkway) on 28th August, coming on as an early sub following an injury to another Hartley Wintney player 20 minutes in.
Hartley’s Manager Millerick described George’s contribution in the game against Truro City and also how he’s progressing with the squad overall:
“George put in a very good energetic shift against one of the league’s stronger teams (against Truro) and narrowly missed the target after a surging run.
“The game finished 0-0 and George definitely played his part in a good Hartley performance.”
“George also featured in Hartley’s narrow loss against Gosport on Bank Holiday Monday, again coming on for the last 30 minutes and competing well against physical opposition.”
After acquitting himself well in training and becoming more familiar with his team-mates/surroundings George is pushing hard for his first start in a Hartley Wintney shirt very soon.