Top stopper Jordan is back with Fenmen
WISBECH boss Steve Appleby insists there is no-one better than his new goalkeeper Lea Jordan around here.
Appleby has persuaded Jordan to return for a second spell in the Fenmen fold as he plots a challenge for promotion from the Ridgeons Premier Division next season.
Jordan became a real fans’ favourite over at the Fenland Stadium during the 2010/11 campaign but work commitments, which left him unavailable for midweek matches, forced his exit from the club.
That is no longer an issue and Appleby can’t wait to welcome back a player who had spells at March, Yaxley and Soham last season.
Appleby said: “There’s no doubt in my mind that when Lea is focused and playing well, he is the best goalkeeper in the area.
“He enjoyed his time here before and the fans really took to him, so we’re delighted to get him back.”
Appleby plans to make just one more new addition to his squad this summer - a creative central midfield player.
He added: “It is essential to have a strong spine to the side and I am well on the way to getting that after bringing in Lea and a goalscorer in Simon Mowbray this summer. Now I just need to add the midfielder I’m after.”
Appleby is also waiting to hear whether midfield man Lewis Thompson and frontman Denny Escorcio are to return. They are the only two members of last season’s Fenmen squad yet to commit for next term.
MARCH Town are searching for a manager to lead them into a new era.
The Hares hotseat is current vacant after Brett Whaley moved to Yaxley at the weekend.
Whaley led the club to a fourth place finish in the Ridgeons First Division last season - their best since being relegated to that level in the late 1990s.
A March statement confirmed: “We seek a manager who can give a commitment to sharing our vision of how the club will progress in the next few years and join us in our determination to realise this ambition.”
Anyone interested in the job should apply by telephone to chairman Phil White on 07926 071427 by 5pm on Tuesday.
STRIKERS Gary King and Greg Smith are the latest Stamford signings.
Both have previous Daniels experience, both boast higher-level experience and both are well-known to boss Graham Drury from his time at Corby Town.
King started last season at Stamford before following manager Simon Clark to Worksop before finishing the campaign at Corby. Smith spent time on loan there but was at Spalding for the majority of the campaign.
Midfielder David Staff has also agreed to stay with the club.