Ex-Reading midfielder joins Wealdstone

Wealdstone have signed former Reading, Crawley and Oxford midfielder Scott Davies.

The 26-year-old, who had a brief loan spell with Yeading in 2006, has joined the Stones from Southern League Premier side Dunstable Town.

Davies won three Republic of Ireland Under-21 caps and also had spells at Aldershot, Wycombe, Yeovil and Bristol Rovers.

Wealdstone boss Gordon Bartlett said: “We are very pleased to have signed Scott as there were several other clubs in for him.

“We have brought him in with a view to the future, but he is an experienced player with plenty of pro football under his belt.

“Scott has a good passing range and can also score goals and this can only assist our continued progress this season in the Conference South.”

Davies was on the books of Watford before joining Reading as a 14-year-old.

In September 2006, aged 18, he got his first taste of senior football by joining Yeading. He played just two games, scoring in the second against Ramsgate in the FA Cup.

While waiting for his chance at the Madejski Stadium, he had two season-long loan spells at Aldershot, then managed by former QPR player and coach Gary Waddock.

Davies helped the Shots to promotion to the Football League in 2007-08, winning the Conference Premier goal of the season award, and then scored 13 times from midfield in League Two the following year.

After just four appearances for his parent club Reading, Davies moved on permanently to Crawley Town in 2011 and won promotion from League Two, before spending a couple of seasons at Oxford.

He was released by them last summer and was picked up by Dunstable Town but has now moved up to Conference South level with the Stones.

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