Top stop­per Jor­dan is back with Fen­men

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - SPORT -

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.

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