Stevenage are still waiting to receive international clearance for new signing Don Cowan following his move from Longford Town.

After completing the deal in the twilight of the the transfer window, the club are still to discover whether Cowan will be available to play for the club in their next Npower League One game with Rochdale this weekend.

And manager Graham Westley is eager to get the 21-year-old involved as soon as possible.

“We’re not sure on Don as of yet,” Westley said.

“Until the international clearance comes through we’re not sure he is a signing, but we’ll wait and see on that in the next 24 to 48 hours. We’re not sure as a football club yet whether everything was done so we’ll wait and see.

“I’ve had a decent enough look at him. He brings a different dimension to our front line and he impressed Millwall during pre-season but he didn’t quite do enough for Kenny to offer him a contract, but certainly at our level I think he’ll provide a lot of pace and ask questions of defenders.”

The club will however have new boy Josh Walker available for the visit of Rochdale after his loan move from Watford was completed on Tuesday.

Walker played twice for Boro last season, including scoring in the FA Cup against AFC Wimbledon, before moving on to Northampton Town.

"We know what Josh all about," Westley added.

"We had him here for two months last season even though we only had him for two games. He’s got great set-piece delivery and he’s a good footballer so he will bring a lot of imagination into midfield I’m sure.

“There’s always a healthy competition in our squad and it’s good to have some quality in the middle of the park and the more quality you bring to your squad the better your chances are of playing a decent brand of football.

“When you add quality some players feel under threat but the ones who feel under are the ones whose level of performance has dropped to a level that makes them feel that way – so it’s up to them to respond in a positive way and make sure anybody new can’t get a place in the side.”

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