Transfer troubles for Side boss Frew

PUBLISHED: 12:41 17 December 2014

Barkingside's Steve Carvell is set to join Aveley (pic: Alex Mandelstam)

Barkingside's Steve Carvell is set to join Aveley (pic: Alex Mandelstam)


Two players departing Cricklefield for Ryman North rivals

Dan Jones has left Barkingside to rejoin Romford (pic: Alex Mandelstam)Dan Jones has left Barkingside to rejoin Romford (pic: Alex Mandelstam)

Dan Jones and Steve Carvell are set to exit Barkingside this week, and manager Matt Frew isn’t happy with one of the transfers in particular.

Jones is moving back to his former club Romford due to work commitments and the Side boss has given the attacker his blessing.

But he isn’t as pleased about Carvell’s likely departure to Aveley and the lack of communication he has had with his player.

Frew said: “Dan has gone back to Romford. He is a great player, but works as a manager in Marks and Spencer and isn’t available as much as he would like.

“The Romford manager Magic has said he is fine with that and playing him when he is available so Dan is going back there.

“I fully understand why Dan is leaving and I need people that are always available. He came to me before and spoke about it and I wish him all the best.”

The Cricklefield manager is less enthused about Carvell’s potential move to Mill Field.

The whole process has disappointed Frew, who is frustrated that his players hasn’t spoken to him.

“First of all I am not too happy with Justin Gardner, the Aveley manager,” he revealed.

“He texted me saying he has put in a seven day approach for Carvell and he was sorry to do so, but how can he be sorry because he has put in the approach.

“But I spoke to Justin and he told me Steve has agreed to join them, but I haven’t heard anything from Steve.

“The disappointing thing is Steve hasn’t said to me ‘I have signed for Aveley’ and we had to go through so much paper work before when he was close to moving.

“Brentwood put in an approach and he was signing before making a massive u-turn. I don’t think players realise what you have to go through.

“But look, I wish all the best to Steve, I am just disappointed with the way he has gone about it and how he has had no contact with me.

“Dan was a completely different story. I appreciate him coming to me first of all. He said I am sure you will keep the boys up and I wish him all the best.”

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