Scottish Premier Division high-flyers Aberdeen will continue to monitor the progress of Folkestone Invicta’s 20-year-old striker Harry Smith after the former Sittingbourne player impressed in last week’s trial at Pittodrie.

The six feet five youngster claimed Folkestone’s second goal in their 3-1 victory over a good Carshalton side at the Fullicks Stadium on Saturday – his 12th goal in 15 games since moving across Kent to play a part in helping Neil Cugley’s side clinch promotion and the Ryman Division One championship – five of those games having started on the bench.

The Invicta boss said: “He did well, I understand, and scored in a friendly they had arranged while he was up there.

“He’s done really well for us too. You don’t get too many six feet six forwards of his age who score at virtually a goal-a-game – he’s definitely got a chance of playing at higher levels.

“He’s a big part of our plans and we’d love him to stay with us in the (Ryman) Premier but they (Aberdeen) are not the only club looking at him and we’ll have to see how things work out.

“We don’t want to lose him but we wouldn’t stand in his way if a really big chance came his way.”

Former club Sittingbourne clearly also believed in the big lad’s potential and while Invicta paid only a nominal fee for his services. The Bourne insisted on a 15% share in any sell-on transfer fee when he switched to the Fullicks Stadium last December.


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