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Gavin Cowan hails maturity of Telford's Brendon Daniels

Gavin Cowan has praised the maturity shown by star AFC Telford attacker Brendon Daniels – and revealed talks on a future deal are imminent.

Brendon Daniels of Telford
Brendon Daniels of Telford

Former Port Vale man Daniels, 26, claimed two awards at the club’s virtual end-of-season presentation last weekend after some inspired performances and spectacular goals from the wings.

But Cowan, who initially took the Stoke-born flyer on loan before making the deal permanent in January 2019, says Daniels has made great strides in losing his ‘ego’ after the duo initially endured a ‘rocky’ relationship.

After the National League last week brought an end to the 2019/20 campaign, boss Cowan will conduct talks with Daniels and the rest of his Bucks squad regarding their futures in the next two weeks.

“Brendon would argue with this but as a person, for where he’s at, he’s starting to match his ability now,” said Cowan. “He had his year as a pro and thought he could just turn it on when he wanted.

“But we’ve built up a good relationship with him. We had a rocky start when he first came on loan from Port Vale.

“To say he’s matured as a person over his time with us is an understatement.

“He’s a fantastic human being. If we can take how good he really is and then get him as a person to match that ability then you’ve got someone to speak very highly of – because everyone knows his undoubted ability.

“He’s got to match the two now. He’s lost that ego and has decided he’s going to work for himself and the team.”

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