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Published: 08:00, 22 November 2012 |
Updated: 09:43, 10 January 2014
Neil Cugley admits he is amazed not to have received any inquiries for striker Stuart King.
King's second-hat-trick of the season guided Folkestone Invicta to a much-needed 3-1 win over struggling Three Bridges at Cheriton Road on Saturday, making it seven in five games for the former Herne Bay forward.
It took his club tally to 44 in 47 starts – 39 of them in the league – and on course to retain the Ryman League Golden Boot award but still nobody rings.
Cugley said: "His third was sheer class, something you just can’t teach. He is a natural who will score goals at any level. I have worked with some good strikers in the past, people like Lee McRobert and Nicky Dent and Stuart is up there with the best."
King is on contract and it will take a big fee to take him away but Cugley believes geography plays a part in the lack of interest from scouts.
He said: "We are tucked away down here and people seem to stick to their own little areas."
Saturday's victory - Invicta's first in eight games - helped Cugley celebrate his 800th game in charge, spanning 15 years, but he admits he is not a man for milestones.
He said: "I have never been one to look back, I always want to look forward. I had no idea about it until I was told."
Invicta travel to Leatherhead on Saturday and have no fresh injury worries.
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