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McGleish 'here to play' - Leese
FORMER Wanderers striker Scott McGleish has signed for Chesham United as the Southern Premier League outfit look to turn their fortunes around.
The 38-year-old signed terms on Saturday after impressing in a trial game at Billericay last Tuesday.
Manager Andy Leese said: “There were four or five other clubs looking at him so I think we’ve done well to get him.
“He came out of the professional game at the end of last season and we wanted to make sure he was still fit and hungry for it, which he clearly is.
“He’s still got that enthusiasm for the game, you can see it in everything he says and does, and I think he’ll bring that character into the dressing room.
“I think he’ll be a really good fit for us and will bring a real spark to the place.”
McGleish’s arrival follows that of Martel Powell last week and that might not be the end of yet.
Leese said: “We haven’t been scoring enough goals and I brought Scott in to play.
“I’m not trying to rebuild the squad a quarter of the way through the season, but we needed to change a few things and there are still one or two things I’d like to do.”
It appears to be working so far. On Saturday Chesham found their best form for a few months to put five past Taunton Town in the second round of the FA Trophy.
Striker Simon Thomas responded to McGleish’s arrival with a hat-trick, while James Potten and Toby Little also struck in a 5-1 win that sets up a trip to Uxbridge or Canvey Island in the next round on November 10.
Leese said: “There were some really good signs on Saturday that we’re starting to play again.
“We started to pass the ball with tempo again and were competing in certain areas. I’m quite pleased, really.”
On Saturday they go to Bedworth United in the Southern Premier League.
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