Appleby makes Cousins swoop

STEVE Appleby has put in a seven-day approach to Wroxham for former Wisbech skipper Paul Cousins.

Cousins joined Wroxham earlier this season after being sacked by King’s Lynn and then had a short spell at Soham Town.

Appleby was interested in signing Cousins then but put a move on ice after a lot of fans opposed the move on the club’s website, but he said on Monday: “Stacy Cartwright has broken his nose in four places and fractured his eye socket and will be out for the rest of the season.

“Anthony Reeve is struggling with his groin so we need another defender. I know this move will not go down well in some quarters, but I have to do what is best for the team. We have missed Paul.

“Paul may be cup-tied but we are still in with a chance of promotion and I want to give us every chance of achieving that and not be left short.”

Cousins was at the Fenland Stadium on Saturday to give his support to the Fenmen and said: “I have always been a Wisbech fan and have not been enjoying my football to the extent I was thinking of packing in.

“Hopefully something can be sorted out next week.”

Cousins was always a popular player at Wisbech before his move to Lynn two seasons ago and could give the team a big lift for league honours.