Oct 15 2012 By Jon Batham
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GORDON Bartlett remains hopeful the arrival of Jacek Magdzinski will end his search for Wealdstone’s extra goal threat.
The Polish striker, at the Vale on dual registration from Billericay, made his first team bow as a substitute in Stones 5-2 win over Kingstonian on last week, just days after whacking in five for the reserves in the Capital League last Wednesday.
And though the 26-year-old fluffed his lines with one big chance, boss Bartlett saw enough to suggest the tall front-man could be the one he has been looking throughout the summer and all season to date.
He said: “We have taken him for a while on the possibility he may be able to fulfil that role up front and score us a few goals.
“He looked strong, he has a good physique and battled well against two big centre-halves, so we will have a look over a period of time and make a decision, but he is a useful acquisition.
“If he sits on the bench and we score five every week I will be delighted
Magdzinski played professionally back in his homeland for a host of clubs, including Second Division side Chojniczanka, before making the move to England.
He spent time in pre-season with Blue Square South sides Dover and Farnborough before joining Billericay in September.
However, as one player awaits his first start, another has made his last with the announcement on Tuesday Alan Massey has left the club to join Conference outfit Braintree.
The stalwart defender spent five years with Stones after being released by Wycombe Wanderers, earning himself legendary status for combative displays both at centre-half and left-back.
“Alan has been a superb servant of this club since arriving from Wycombe Wanderers four seasons ago, said Bartlett.”
“He is a great character and very popular with players and fans alike and we all wish him the very best at Braintree. He leaves on excellent terms and with our full blessing as he fully deserves the opportunity to play at a higher level of football.”