Wilson looks to future by signing striker Darkwah
FORMER Stockport County striker Cameron Darkwah has signed for Ilkeston.
The 20-year-old has Blue Square Bet Premier experience with Stockport, scoring twice in 17 appearances before being released when his contract expired at the end of December.
The Manchester-born forward has also had loan spells with FC Halifax, Colwyn Bay and Mossley, where he netted five goals in five games.
Darkwah was a trainee at Stockport at the same time as Ilkeston boss Kevin Wilson's son Ryan.
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"I've seen a fair bit of him over the years and I've always felt he was a player who had something about him," said the manager.
"He's got good pace and an eye for a goal and although he's one for the future, you never know – the future could start this month.
"It would be silly for me to put him under too much pressure because winning a place ahead of Gary Ricketts and Aaron Hooton is a tall order in itself.
"But I think he has good potential and if he takes on the challenge with the right attitude, we could be good for each other."
Wilson could yet add to his squad but he has ended his interest in Stafford Rangers striker Danny Quinn.
The player's wage demands appear to have been the sticking point.
Saturday's postponed match at Buxton has been re-arranged for Wednesday, March 27 (7.45pm).
THE weather continues to play havoc with the non-League football programme.
Belper Town's trip to Coalville Town, Matlock Town's Doodson Cup third round tie at home to Carlton Town, the Derbyshire Senior Cup third round tie between Alfreton Town and Buxton and Long Eaton United's League Cup match at home to Scarborough Athletic were all postponed yesterday.