CHALFONT St Peter boss Danny Edwards insists in-demand striker Charlie Strutton will only leave Mill Meadow for the Football League.

As revealed by the Advertiser last week, the 22-year-old will spend next week training with League One side Leyton Orient in the hope of earning a professional deal.

And Edwards has warned off fellow non-league clubs from approaching the striker, who has 11 goals in league and cup this season, as it would be a waste of time

"We are more than happy if a professional club comes in for Charlie between now and the end of the season, and he would go with out blessing, but if not he is going nowhere,” he said. “We've made it clear that the only way he will leave us is for a league club and believe he won't get better development anywhere else.

"This is not about just looking after our interests either. I want what's best for him and Charlie agrees with our approach and trusts us. There aren't that many non league clubs that could give him the guidance he gets with us.

"He's very loyal to the club and wants to help us reach the play-offs. In the short term, he's got his head down and wants to keep performing for us.”