Sheffield Wednesday have taken Wealdstone’s Ciaron Brown on trial as they consider signing him permanently according to a report from West London Sport.

While the Owls main priority is to try and get promoted from the Sky Bet Championship this year, they are also looking to build for the future. When the club were struggling financially, they saw their academy drop behind many of their rivals and since Milan Mandaric took over they have been looking to improve the youth system. This has continued under Dejphon Chansiri and they are now looking to add a new non-league talent to their developmental squad.

The South Yorkshire club will be taking a closer look at Brown over the next few weeks as he gets a chance to impress the coaches at Hillsborough. The 20-year-old defender performed well for Wealdstone last season and had played in their match against the Watford U23s this season but now he will be linking up with Wednesday. He will be playing for their developmental team and will want to be the latest player to break in from non-league.

Even though he could lose a star player, Wealdstone head coach Gordon Bartlett was pleased to see Brown head to Wednesday. He said: “We have a great pedigree at Wealdstone of bringing young players on and moving them up to the pro ranks and Ciaron is more than capable of making the step up having made consistent progress.”

“I’m sure that he will do well in whatever the future holds and we will never hold a player back.”

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