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Freddie Grant gets his National League chance

HIGHLY-RATED left-back Freddie Grant is stepping up to Non-League’s top flight to join Maidenhead United.

The 22-year-old played a big part in Wealdstone reaching the National League play-off semi-finals last season as he chipped in with some crucial goals during the run-in.

Grant, who was part of Oxford City’s FA Cup side that beat Colchester United in 2017, began his career at Oxford United and also had a loan spell at Farnborough.

Having surpassed 100 first team appearances during the most recent season, Grant has been on the radar of a number of clubs.

National League Maidenhead United and boss Alan Devonshire – who played with Grant’s uncle Martin Allen at West Ham – has swooped to give the youngster the opportunity to show his worth further up the ladder.

The Magpies’ chief scout Lee Devonshire believes they have someone who will become crucial to their third National League campaign that kicks off in August.

He told the club’s website: “(He’s) a left back with good energy, a competitive side and he chips in with the odd goal so he will be a player that will be a valuable asset to us moving forward.”

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