How Boss Brennan Put Some Love In The Air At Wealdstone

As starts to life at a new club go, losing a striker to Love Island wasn’t exactly in the script for Wealdstone manager Dean Brennan.

But there’s romance blossoming at the National League South club - between the fans and their new boss!

When Brennan took over he had to say goodbye to Dennon Lewis for a while after the 22-year-old swapped a bit of summer running for some summer lovin’.

His stay at Casa Amor wasn’t a long one. The forward soon returned to the fold and is hoping to find fame on the pitch, and with his shirt on.

Lewis and his Stones team-mates have been outstanding as they have shot themselves to the top of the league.

It’s five straight wins and the most important one came on Bank Holiday Monday, winning the battle of the strong starters as they overcame Weymouth 4-3 in Dorset.

We spoke to boss Brennan, in charge at Hemel Hempstead and Billericay Town last season, about his fresh start in north west London.

“It’s been a really good first month, you’ve got to be happy with it,” he said.

“We showed great character at the weekend. Our work rate and togetherness is really good at the moment.

“On Saturday I wrote the word ‘character’ on the board in the changing room. I knew we would need it, and we certainly have shown it so far.

“The people here are so passionate - it’s the most passionate football club I have managed,” the Irishman added.

“It’s also very, very honest - that’s a big thing. I actually found it easy to recruit players, which is a compliment to the club.”

Can they last the pace? Time will tell but Brennan is driven and now his players have a taste of life at the top he wants their thirst for success to carry them forward.

“We’re on a hiding to nothing at the moment - we’re expected to win and win well,” he said.

“The average age of the team is 22 and it’s been a really good start. We’ve put ourselves in a great position early on.

“The players are dedicated, they really look after themselves and they are very keen to keep this excellent first few weeks going for as long as possible.”

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