We reflect on how members of the Wanderers squad have been getting on out on loan...
Ollie Allen (Midfielder)
Not included in our August-September loan watch, Ollie has enjoyed a really positive spell at Chipstead since the beginning of the season, competing in the Isthmian South Central Division (Step 4). In good company with former Wanderers player's Chris Boulder and Kieran Lavery, the 17 year old has started regularly for the side since making his debut away to Bedfont Sports on the opening day of the season. Currently sat in mid table in the league, Ollie's time at 'The Chips' has included progress through to the first round proper of the FA Trophy, with win's over Aylesbury Town on penalties and then at home to Whitehawk, prior to defeat at Bishops Stortford this past weekend. With Ollie's loan period set to come to an end shortly, Wanderers management have expressed the desire to send Ollie out again in the coming weeks to continue his development.
Josh Barnett (Goalkeeper)
Having played at Horley Town since the beginning of the season and started the majority of games, Josh unfortunately suffered a knee injury in the league defeat to Jersey Bulls at the end of September, and has been ruled out of action since then. In recovery at the moment, his season-long loan with 'The Rebels' is currently on hold. We wish Josh the best and hope he returns to the field shortly.
Cameron Black (Defender)
Extending his loan down the road at Leatherhead through to mid-October, Cameron's last appearance for 'The Tanners' was a 1-1 draw away at Hornchurch. Remaining at Step 3 and in the Isthmian Premier Division, Cameron was then sent on loan to Horsham, in good company with Wanderers player's past and present. However, after coming off the bench for his debut against Kingstonian, Cameron suffered an injury and his loan spell was unfortunately brought to an early finish. Looking likely to recover from his setback over the next week or so, Wanderers staff have advised that the intention is for Cameron to head out on loan again shortly.
James Dickson (Midfielder)
After a stop-start spell on loan at Merstham, following the conclusion of that loan period in October, James made the switch to South Park in the Isthmian South Central Division (Step 4), beginning a loan spell which will continue through to the end of the season. Coming off the bench to make his debut in the 0-2 victory away at Staines Town at the start of November, James has started in all the games since and played a key part in South Park moving up the table into the top half, helping the club maintain their unbeaten form in the league since mid-October. James opened his goal scoring account in the Surrey Senior Cup defeat against Merstham (typically!) last week and will look to continue his bright start through the winter period.
Charlie Hester-Cook (Midfielder)
After missing most of September due to injury, Charlie has continued his loan spell at Horsham, working his way into the starting line up and being involved in 'The Hornets' memorable FA Cup run and subsequent resurgence in the league. After coming off the bench to feature in the 2-2 draw with Eastbourne Borough in the third qualifying round, Dom Di Paola's side won the replay 0-1 at Priory Lane to set up a final qualifying contest with Woking. Charlie started against the club he began his career with as 'The Hornets' caused another upset, former Wanderer Tom Kavanagh's free kick late in the game enough to earn victory in front of a bumper crowd at The Camping World Community Stadium. Into the first round proper, a tie away to League Two Carlisle United awaited, Charlie again starting but the cup run coming to an end as the football league side ran out 2-0 winners. Since exiting the competition, Charlie bagged his first goal for Horsham in the Sussex Senior Cup against Pagham, and the club have gone unbeaten in the league to move away from the bottom end of the table. With recent victories over Margate, Carshalton and Leatherhead, Charlie has played a key part although was dismissed for collecting two yellow cards in the game against his previous employers at Fetcham Grove.
Callum Manning (Midfielder)
After signing with Leatherhead on a dual-registration basis, Callum made his debut for 'The Tanners' with a start in the 0-0 draw against Haringey Borough at the beginning of October. He was part of the matchday squad for a further three games in the month, including coming off the bench in the defeat to Bognor Regis. With the change in management at Leatherhead and a subsequent period of transition within the playing squad, Callum's dual-registration came to a close. The midfielder has since been a regular starter for the Wanderers Reserve side during their excellent run of recent form in the league.
George Membrillera (Striker)
Continuing his loan at Horley Town, George has added a further three goals to his tally since the start of October, making that six in all competitions so far this campaign. Getting on the scoresheet in the 3-1 league win over Camberley Town, George was then the match winner for 'The Rebels' on the road, grabbing the only goal of the game as they defeated Cobham 0-1. He also scored in the 2-2 draw away to Abbey Rangers in the FA Vase first round proper, Horley unfortunately bowing out the competition later in the night on penalties. Anthony Jupp's side remain competitive at the top end of the table, currently sat 6th in the Combined Counties Premier division. Last time out George came up against his parent club as Wanderers first team defeated Horley 3-2 in the first round proper of the Surrey Senior Cup.
With thanks to Jordan Clark