Dec 6 2012 By Matt Lewis
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WEALDSTONE boss Gordon Bartlett insists signing Uxbridge striker Chris Moore is not a gamble.
The Stones clinched a deal for the experienced former Brentford and Dagenham & Redbridge forward on Monday evening after putting in a seven-day approach.
Moore has raced to the top of the Reds’ scoring charts this term following two previous campaigns disrupted by off-the-field problems.
Bartlett is convinced those issues are behind the 32-year-old and is confident his latest signing will prove to be integral to Wealdstone’s play-off push this season.
“He’s a quality player with experience and whenever one of those becomes available you’re interested,” Bartlett told the Gazette. “We have looked at him many a time before and we just feel the timing is right. We are not taking a gamble on someone who ‘might work’. He is tried and tested at a higher level.”
Moore is no stranger to a promotion push and only last year helped Uxbridge into the Evo-Stik Division One Central play-offs.
With the disappointment of crashing out at the semi-final stage still fresh in the memory, Bartlett hopes Moore will have more luck with the Stones in the Ryman Premier.
“Chris deliberated over the move for a long time, but we are delighted he decided to join us as we strive to build upon our good start to the season,” he added.