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Aaron Simpson's patience at Maidstone United helped secure a move to Championship club Wolves

Aaron Simpson has joined Wolves Picture: Steve Terrell
Aaron Simpson has joined Wolves Picture: Steve Terrell

Wolves new boy Aaron Simpson was rewarded for his patience at Maidstone.

Right-back Simpson joined the Championship club on a two-year deal on Wednesday after a successful trial.

His performances in United's run to the second round of the FA Cup attracted Football League interest.

Maidstone boss Jay Saunders said: "When people see a 17-year-old playing for a team who's top of the league and on a great cup run, it has to help.

"I'm pleased for him. He's a good lad who works hard.

"He's still got a lot to learn but he's got the raw credentials pro clubs look for - pace and power."

Simpson joined Maidstone from Whitstable last summer.

Saunders added: "I remember meeting him with his mum and dad and inviting him in for a trial.

"He had other options at the time, Hythe, or he could have stayed at Whitstable.

"Jim Ward at Whitstable even told him the worst thing he could do was sign for Maidstone.

"We offered him something and I told him at the time to be patient.

"It's funny because just before Dean Pooley left, Aaron came and said he'd been advised to go out and play football.

"Again I told him to be patient and it shows how quickly football changes because Pooley left and Aaron was in the team."

Read the full story in Friday's Kent Messenger

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