Monday, 29 August 2011

'Gem' Out New One In

Lewes young midfielder Jed wallace was set to become a league player one day in the prediction Steve King made just a few days ago. That day is today, Jed Wallace has completed a deal which sees him switch from the Dripping Pan to Frattin Park as Jed Wallace signs for Portsmouth in exchange for a full Portsmouth team friendly at the dripping pan next summer.

Wallace has signed a three year deal at the championship club. The 17 year old joined Lewes from Farnborough but also had trials at Leeds and played in the elite football tournament in Sweeden, the youngster had Newcastle also in awe of him but decided to go for Pompey.

King said: “Newcastle were all over him to go up there but he passed his medical at Portsmouth on Saturday and has signed a three-year deal. I said all along he would become a professional.
“We are not entitled to any fee but Steve Cotterill (Portsmouth) manager) has said he will bring his full first team down for a pre-season friendly next year which will be worth a decent amount of money to us.”

Meanwhile Lewes have signed a starlet of their own as they have snapped up Crawley Down winger Aaron Watson. Watson scored 20 goals for the Anvils last season as they won promotion to the Ryman South.

Anvils boss Darren Guirey was desperate to keep the player but has conceded he is on his way to the Dripping Pan.
Guirey said: “Aaron is going to Lewes. I am gutted but they are a big club in a higher division and Aaron wants to have a go at the next level.”

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