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Wealdstone winger Tom Pett has made the leap to the Football League by joining League Two Stevenage for an undisclosed fee
Wealdstone winger Tom Pett has become the latest Stones star to join a league club after signing for League Two Stevenage.
Pett, 22, will join Borough, subject to medical, for an undisclosed fee after two-and-a-half years at Grosvenor Vale.
He follows in the footsteps of Jermaine Beckford, Stuart Pearce and Vinnie Jones, all of whom have left the Stones to pursue successful Football League careers.
Signed from Potters Bar Town in January 2012, Pett had previously attracted Football League interest when he underwent a trial at Brighton and Hove Albion.
Reflecting on Pett’s move, Stones boss Gordon Bartlett said: "We are delighted for Tom and although we are naturally sorry to see him go, he thoroughly deserves this great opportunity.
“Tom joins the growing list of young talented Wealdstone players who have developed and moved on to either Conference Premier or Football League clubs in recent seasons.
“I believe it must be virtually one every season for the last ten years or so, which speaks volumes for our club and enhances our reputation of nurturing young talent,” he added.
“We will not only miss Tom around the club, but also his family who have always supported him throughout his career.
“As Tom moves on to bigger and better things, we must now focus on our new challenge of the Conference South without him and try to find the next little gem to follow in his footsteps.”
Pett scored 18 times last term as Wealdstone secured promotion to the Conference South by winning the Ryman Premier League title in emphatic fashion.
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