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By Matt Bishop
National League side Boreham Wood have completed the loan signing of Stevenage winger Blair Turgott.
The 23-year-old, who began his career in the Premier League with West Ham, will go straight into the squad to face one of his other previous sides, Leyton Orient, tomorrow.
Turgott came through the Hammers ranks to make his debut in the FA Cup against Nottingham Forest in 2014, and has a wealth of Football League experience for such a young player, as well as playing in Non-League from Bromley last term.
The winger is delighted to have joined the Wood, telling the club’s official website: “I am looking forward to it and I can’t wait to get started. I am excited to play some games and help the team to push forward.
“I have been at Stevenage this season, but I needed to get some games under my belt and I needed to be playing football.
“Luke Garrard got in contact with me and sold everything to me; the way that he wants to play, where he sees the team going and where he sees me in the team.”
Turgott has enjoyed spells at the likes of Bradford, who he nearly helped reach the Championship, before they fell in the play-offs, Rotherham, Coventry and Colchester.
That experience and ability is obviously something Garrard is delighted to add to his squad, with the manager telling the club’s website: “He played at this level with Bromley last year and he was very successful; he has got goals in his game and I think that he can hurt defenders because of his pace and his trickery, so it is very exciting.
“I know that he is going to be a success, he brings added quality to what we’ve already got in the squad and he will boost competition at the top end of the pitch.”