Hendon boss keen to sign duo

Hendon manager Gary McCann has confirmed he wants to sign strikers Isaiah Rankin and Lawrence Yaku.

Rankin has been training with the Greens along with former Hampton & Richmond favourite Yaku, who had been expected to join Boreham Wood this summer.

“Isaiah wanted to have a look at us as much as we did at him,” McCann told West London Sport.

“His quality and experience speak volumes and he’s done really well in pre-season. We’ve got him a bit sharper and fitter, so he’s one we’re looking to add to the squad for sure.

“Lawrence Yaku’s in the same bracket. He’s not had the most fruitful pre-season because he thought he had a deal sorted at Boreham Wood and that fell through, so it’s been a bit stop-start. We’re trying hard to get him to where we know he can be.”

Rankin, 33, started his career with Arsenal, and later made 82 league appearances during a two-year spell at Brentford, scoring 15 goals.

He has played for a host of other clubs, including Barnsley, Grimsby and Bradford.