Appleby: No regrets over controversy

Wisbech Town first home league game of the season against Wivenhoe. Callum Reed.

Wisbech Town first home league game of the season against Wivenhoe. Callum Reed.

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Wisbech Town boss Steve Appleby says he has no regrets following squad changes that have seen the Fenmen shoot into a promotion spot with six wins during the past month.

Appleby controversially dispensed with the services of the trio of Dubi Ogbonna, Rogan McGeorge and Deakan Napier, since when Wisbech have risen to second in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier.

The last time they lost in the league was at home to leaders Dereham Town on December 1.

He said: “When I made the decision it brought people together.

“Don’t forget I brought back Callum Reed who has done well, while Danny White and Joe Jackson have come in and slotted in well.

“Cap in hand, it has worked and all the team is fighting together. We’ve done OK so far: I’m not one for going into plaudits.

“It was a very brave or a very stupid decision, but it sits very comfortable with us. There are no superstars in my side.”

Next Saturday Wisbech have a key match at home to third-placed Gorleston. On Easter Monday they travel to eighth place Godmanchester Rovers.

Last night (Tuesday) the Fenmen were gunning for a league cup final spot in the Red Insure Cup semi-final at home to Cambridge University Press. The winners meet Stanway at Diss in May.

Appleby said he has no suspensions coming up over the next week and planned to start schoolboy Jack Friend up front in place of the cup-tied Joe Jackson last night.

He said: “Obviously I will rest and play people I think deserve to play and don’t deserve to.

“I will try and keep everyone fresh as we have to cram in 11 games in a month.”