Boreham Wood are pleased to announce that 17-year-old midfielder Pelly Ruddock has been invited to Championship side West Ham United for a trial this week.

Pelly, who has featured for ‘Wood’s’ first team eleven times already this season, also impressed during Boreham Wood’s FA Youth Cup run.

Pelly, it seems is in demand, having also caught the eye of Watford and Queens Park Rangers, who both have good relationships with the club and both have spoken of their interest to the Chairman after coming to watch the player over the last couple of weeks.

‘Wood’ Chairman Danny Hunter played down all the interest, but said “Pelly’s been with us for three seasons now and he improves each year. However nobody should get too carried away with these recent developments. Although at only 17 years of age he’s powerful, athletic, hungry and does appear to be coping well at Conference South level, which suggests he’s got a sniff if somebody wants to take a chance.”

Hunter Concluded “I must stress at this stage, that we as a club are in no hurry to disrupt Pelly’s education or PASE coaching schedule. As such he will get the opportunity to also trial at Watford and QPR in the coming weeks and only after that, will I sit down with Pelly, his parents, our coaches and speak to the Pro clubs to assess if it’s been successful for all parties and get everybody’s feedback”.

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