Wisbech Town FC boss Dick Creasey has recruited a coach he says is “as good as a player signing”.
The addition of Mark Melson has resulted in Creasey calling his Fenmen backroom staff (plus assistant Paul Cousins and physio Shane Spafford) “top-drawer”.
Melson is a former Boston United midfielder who went into coaching – both senior and youth – 15 years ago.
Creasey is also chasing a striker and a covering midfielder for the squad.
“We’re ready to go now,” said Creasey. “I think we’ll be competitive. We’ve kept who we want to keep and added quality.
“We just need two more players, if I get the striker I’ll be happy.”
Of Melson, Creasey added: “Football has changed dramatically, there’s a difference between being a coach and a manager. Mark will see things in games that I don’t.
“He’s a very, very good coach.
“He was a good footballer and he played for me at Boston United.
“Coaching is his day job over at Boston, where he coaches one of Boston’s Academy sides, and he’s worked at Holbeach United.
“I’m really pleased he is on board. He’s as good as a player signing.
“Our backroom staff is now top-drawer.”
Creasey said the striker in question is imminently going to put pen to paper for the Fenmen, adding: “He’s got a good goal ratio and has played at this level and above.
“He has got a lot of pedigree.
“We would like one more player, but we won’t rush into anything. We’ve got about seven weeks.
Last season’s supporters’ player of the year and ex-FA Vase finalist Danny White has signed for former club Wroxham in the Ryman League.
The 30-year-old midfielder joined the club in February 2013 following his release by King’s Lynn Town. White played at Wembley Stadium for Wroxham in the 2010 FA Vase final.
He tweeted: “Happy to have signed for Wroxham and playing Ryman League football.”
A massive thankyou to the following people who have sponsored players so far.
The following players are now sponsored: Lea Jordan sponsored by Wisbech Town Acorns, Paul Cousins by Kett Autopaints, Jon Fairweather by Technical Tyre Services, Steven Reid by Pat & Trudy North, Adam Millson by Richard Lambert, Stuart Cobb by Honesty Blinds, Josh Ford by Steve Carpenter, Dick Creasey by Dave “Snips” Parsons, Shane Green by Richard Meek, Matt Lunn by Michael Jarvis.
Still needing sponsors are: Stacy Cartwright, Neal Spafford, Scott Johnson, Callum Reed. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Wisbech Town Reserves have a home friendly with Doddington United on Wednesday, July 23.
The club have decided not to run an Under 18 side in the 2014-15 Thurlow Nunn Youth League.
A statement said: “There were a number of incidents last season where spectators breached rules regarding behaviour which the club were punished for by fines totalling several hundred pounds.
“The club was also fined for being unable to field a side in a Thurlow Nunn Youth Cup tie at Royston, which also saw the U18s barred from competing in that cup competition in 2014-15.
“Supporters should be aware this decision was not taken lightly and the situation will be looked at again in due course.
“The club would like to thank joint-managers Mark Norris and Max Mattless for their efforts while involved with the U18s and wish them well in their future endeavours.”