MANAGER Gary Waddock says he has finished his team rebuilding after snapping up Wealdstone right back Marvin McCoy for the price of a pre-season friendly.

Waddock made the 21-year-old his ninth capture of the summer after landing him from the non-leaguers despite competition from big guns Leeds United, Southampton and Charlton.

They tried to ambush Blues’ deal after being alerted to McCoy’s potential during his five-match pre-season trial for the Blues.

But former Watford youngster McCoy had his heart set on joining Blues and says his head was never turned by the speculation.

He said: “I wanted to come here. I’ve spent the summer on trial here and as soon as I walked in I knew this is where I wanted to be.

“It was flattering to be linked to those big clubs but my heart was set on coming here. I think I can do well here, I like the manager, I like the style of play and I have fitted in really well.”

His Stones boss Gordon Bartlett, also pushed him in the direction of Wycombe and believes he will prosper under Waddock’s stewardship.

McCoy has now chucked in his job as a CCTV security guard to follow his Adams Park dream after being given a one-year deal.

He said: “It certainly beats that job. I was just watching the television screens all day.”

Now after a career helping the police to catch crooks he is hoping to cop a place in Blues’ first team.

The pacy defender, who was Wealdstone’s Player of the Year last season, showed his potential with another eye-catching display as an over-lapping right back in Tuesday night’s 2-1 pre-season friendly win over Burnham.

Waddock said: “He’s a talented player and I’m very happy to get him.

“In the games he’s played in pre-season he has excited our fans. He is one to keep an eye on.”

Blues haven’t had to pay a fee for him but will visit the Stones in a pre-season friendly next season.

The fact that they have got him for nothing is yet another feather in wheeler-dealer boss Waddock’s cap.

So far this summer he has managed to trade left back Craig Woodman to Brentford in return for two players (Ben Strevens and Danny Foster) and cash on top.

He also managed to pull off the coup of landing striker Scott Rendell for an undisclosed fee from Peterborough when another club in League Two failed to get him with a £150,000 bid.

Waddock’s contacts, acumen and reputation as a coach have helped him assemble a squad which is now expected to return straight to League One by the bookies.

And although Waddock won’t make any rash predictions he says he is pleased with his summer business.

He said: “I’m very happy with the squad we’ve got now and I don’t expect to be doing anything else before the season starts now.

“It’s a completely different group but only results will determine if we are stronger.

“We’ve had a big turnaround in players and we needed to do that after going down last year and you have got to give a lot of credit to Steve Hayes [owner] for making it happen.”