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Wealdstone chairman praises Brunel student after signing for Shrewsbury Town

Wealdstone FC’s chairman has described a Brunel student as being a ‘credit’ to the university, after the talented footballer completed a move to Shrewsbury Town last week.

As IKB Insider previously reported, Abobaker Eisa signed for the League One side on transfer deadline day after an impressive season to date with the Stones, where he scored 12 goals, including a stunning solo effort against Weston super Mare.

The 21-year-old biomedical sciences student is yet to make his debut for Shrewsbury, but had attracted interest from a number of Football League clubs, according to reports.

Eisa is the second Wealdstone player to make the step up to the Football League this season, after Ciaron Brown joined Cardiff City in January, and chairman Peter Marsden told IKBInsider that the Brunel student has a ‘great future’ ahead of him.

He said: “We’re a well-known club and I think a lot of players come here knowing if they do well for us, they’ll probably end up playing in The Football League.

“Losing Abo was a bit annoying, as we’ve been a victim of our own success, but he was playing out of his skin in the last three of four games. But good luck to the lad. He’s a nice guy and a credit to everyone at Brunel University. I think he’s got a great future in the game.”

Credit: Steve Foster

Jay Bradley, Brunel Men’s Football chair, played alongside Eisa in the university’s football team and told IKB Insider last week: "From the moment I met him (Eisa) at the first trials for Brunel University Men’s Football I knew he had something special. As well as his exceptional talent, he has an amazing work rate and a first-class attitude and I have no doubt he will continue to progress up the football ladder.

“I constantly reminded him that he had what it takes to be a success and I am so glad that he has proved me right. He was a pleasure to play with and I wish him all the best for the future."

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