Watford pair Connor Smith and Britt Assombalonga have joined Wealdstone on loan

Watford youngsters Connor Smith and Britt Assombalonga have joined Wealdstone on loan until January 3.

The duo have yet to feature for the first team although both players were on the bench twice for the Hornets towards the end of last season.

Forward Smith is best known for finishing runner-up in Sky One’s ‘Football’s Next Star’ last year and has also represented the Republic of Ireland Under-19s, helping the team qualify for the elite phase of UEFA qualifiers for next summer's European Championships last month.

Assombalonga’s rise has been remarkable, with the forward being plucked from the club’s Community Trust coaching and education initiative.

The youngster scored ten times for the Under-18s last season, two goals behind top goalscorer Gavin Massey.

Smith and Assombalonga will join former Hornets Scott Fitzgerald and Jonathan North at non-league Wealdstone, who are currently 12th in the Ryman Premier League.

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5:04pm Thu 24 Nov 11

Alex Hillcroft says...

Bazini out!!
Bazini out!! Alex Hillcroft
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12:08am Fri 25 Nov 11

Bright 1 says...

and Kurtney Brooks.
and Kurtney Brooks. Bright 1
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8:16am Fri 25 Nov 11

corbindallas says...

Alex you really are a plonker and we don't need these comments on a report about our development players, hopefully the WO will delete it and you!
Alex you really are a plonker and we don't need these comments on a report about our development players, hopefully the WO will delete it and you! corbindallas
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9:43am Fri 25 Nov 11

northofwatfordpete says...

What does 'Development Player' actually mean?
What does 'Development Player' actually mean? northofwatfordpete
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10:36am Fri 25 Nov 11

Hornet23 says...

northofwatfordpete wrote:
What does 'Development Player' actually mean?
I would guess that it means a player who is making the step up from the youth team and the club want to prepare them for first team football.
[quote][p][bold]northofwatfordpete[/bold] wrote: What does 'Development Player' actually mean?[/p][/quote]I would guess that it means a player who is making the step up from the youth team and the club want to prepare them for first team football. Hornet23
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1:56pm Fri 25 Nov 11

Alex Hillcroft says...

corbindallas wrote:
Alex you really are a plonker and we don't need these comments on a report about our development players, hopefully the WO will delete it and you!
Bazini out! Bazini out!
[quote][p][bold]corbindallas[/bold] wrote: Alex you really are a plonker and we don't need these comments on a report about our development players, hopefully the WO will delete it and you![/p][/quote]Bazini out! Bazini out! Alex Hillcroft
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2:28pm Fri 25 Nov 11

stevyweavy says...

Seems worthwhile if they both get game time.
Seems worthwhile if they both get game time. stevyweavy
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5:57pm Fri 25 Nov 11

WFC4ever says...

Good moves for them..rate Smith quite highly and play in a number of positions.

Notice Murray hasn't gone out on loan..is he just on the fringes of the first team squad?
Good moves for them..rate Smith quite highly and play in a number of positions. Notice Murray hasn't gone out on loan..is he just on the fringes of the first team squad? WFC4ever
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