Simon’s set to sign as Appleby makes move

*Spalding Utd team photo, Halley Stewart.' Simon Mowbray,
*Spalding Utd team photo, Halley Stewart.' Simon Mowbray,

WISBECH Town manager Steve Appleby has made three offers to possible new signings and striker Simon Mowbray has already verbally agreed to join the club.

Mowbray, a former Blackstones, Spalding, Holbeach and Stamford player, has a good goalscoring record and could form a useful strike partnership with Chris Bacon.

Appleby, already buoyed by the fact that 13 players have committed from last season, has also targeted a goalkeeper and midfield player.

He said: “I have made three players the best possible offers the club can make and am delighted Simon has agreed to sign.

“He is a good goalscorer who has a bit of everything. He will help take the pressure off Chris Bacon and make a good partnership.

“I am still waiting for replies from the other two players but I do not want to put them under pressure to give an answer straight away but the ball is now in their court and hopefully I will hear something in the next week.”

Appleby spent most of the last two summers chasing players to build up his squad and is keen avoid that this time around.

He continued: “It is no secret that I wanted a goalkeeper, midfielder and striker and the players I have approached fill those positions.”

Lewis Thompson and Denny Escorcio have still not committed for next season and Appleby does not expect a response until later in the summer.

The Football Association have dropped plans to reorganise Step 5 leagues and the proposed axe on the United Counties League for 2012-13 season will now not happen.

Under the change Wisbech would have been playing teams like Peterborough Northern Star, Holbeach and Yaxley rather than teams from Essex in the league which has new sponsors for next season to replace Ridgeons in Thurlow Nunn Group, who have a garage in Wisbech.