Fenmen face a fight to keep hold of Callum

Wisbech town football v Hadleigh at Tom Woods Stadium
Wisbech town football v Hadleigh at Tom Woods Stadium

WISBECH Town will face a battle over the summer to hold on to midfield star Callum Reed as interest grows in the talented 20-year-old.

Reed joined the Fenmen midway through the season and quickly attracted the attention of neighbours King’s Lynn but manager Steve Appleby was able to persuade Reed, a former Peterborough United youngster, that he was better to stay and help Wisbech to Ridgeons League Cup glory.

But now Cambridge United are the latest club to show an interest and have offered Reed, who was previously with Soham Town and Stamford, a trial.

Andy Furnell, who has now taken charge at Soham Town, could also be another likely to show interest, while Lynn are expected to return with another bid for Reed’s services.

Appleby said before he left for holiday: “We are desperate to keep hold of Callum and would dearly love him to stay.

“But when he turned down Lynn in the winter we agreed that if a chance to play at a higher level came along we would not stand in his way.

“We will just have to see how things go.

“Apart from Andy Furnell, all the other players have intimated that they will be back next season and, with youngsters Olly Gale and Sam Murphy staking claims for first team places, I will be looking for perhaps three or four new players for next season.”

Director Dick Creasey has confirmed there will be no change in the playing budget for next season and the club will hopefully soon have a new ground sponsor in place.