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Barking sign Quentin Monville from Wingate & Finchley

PUBLISHED: 14:00 05 March 2018

Barking manager Justin Gardner (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Barking manager Justin Gardner (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Barking manager Justin Gardner is delighted to have signed Quentin Monville from Bostik Premier Division outfit Wingate & Finchley this week.

The 23-year-old joined Wingate in September having been released by league rivals Billericay Town in March 2017.

He made sixteen appearances for Wingate, scoring one goal – the winner against Hendon on New Year`s Day.

Monville made the step up two levels from Essex Senior League side Clapton to join Billericay in the summer of 2016 and settled straight in to the first-team under Gardner and the pair will now be reunited.

“I worked with him in the past and worked with him at Billericay last season,” he said.

“He is a very good player and one that I’m very happy to have signed.

“He clearly is a bright footballer with a lot of talent.

“He signed for Wingate in the summer with my recommendation as I have a good relationship with them as a club and think they do everything right there.

“I keep in touch with him as I’m a bit of a mentor for him and for whatever reasons he wasn’t playing that much.

“They didn’t want to really let him go but he wanted to go play regularly so they agreed to let him go and play elsewhere for the rest of the season.

“We sat down and after two or three minutes we had it all agreed for him to join us.”

Gardner also revealed his team have still been training extremely hard despite having their match against Bowers & Pitsea postponed on the weekend due to weather conditions.

“We have been in three times this week and most clubs will have been lucky to train once so we’ve worked really hard.

“We played an in house friendly on Monday evening with the squad and some trialists and that went quite well.

“Thursday we did some inside training and then some team bonding by going for a meal after.

“Saturday we did some mental training and some ball work to push the boys out of their comfort zones.

“Credit to the chairman as well for putting food on for us after the training session and also a special mention to my captain Abs Seymour who has been instrumental in helping out with our training plans and helping put them together this week.”

The former Billericay Town believes it’s a huge positive to see his team spending so much time together.

“People want to spend time with each other so that’s a really good sign to me.

“Football is a results business but I like my players to come to football because they enjoy it.”

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