Boro’ manager Darren Sarll didn’t hang about after the 2016-7 League Two season came to an end. After launching his summer recruitment drive with the signature of forward Alex Samuel, midfielder James Ferry was not far behind after the club reached agreement with Brentford.
A bright, young player by Sarll’s admission, Ferry joined a Boro’ squad brimming with talented youngsters. Yet, it didn’t really take off for him at the Lamex. After a few glimpses of first team action, loan spells at Nuneaton and Halifax were to follow. With now-gaffer Dino Maamria still to be convinced, Ferry was allowed to leave the club in January 2019; joining Woking on a deal. until the end of the season.
James Ferry: Before Boro’
A member of the Bees’ B team, Ferry’s first encounter with Boro’ came in a reserve team match. The central midfielder impressed enough to earn the chance to train with Stevenage; then joining for the rest of the 2016-7 campaign at the Lamex on a trial basis.
Ferry’s switch to Boro’ became permanent in May 2017 after the clubs came to an undisclosed agreement. Like fellow summer signing Samuel, it gave the impression that Sarll had got his targets early; pushing deals over the line before other clubs came sniffing around.