Wisbech Town FC have today announced the signing of defender Luke Wilson after manager Dick Creasey spoke to the player on Monday.
Wilson arrives from local UCL rivals Boston Town, who Wisbech hosted last night (Tuesday), but the centre-back/right-back did not play against the Poachers.
Creasey said: “He didn’t want that to be his first game, and I can quite understand that. He’s signed the form for us, and Boston will sign them after the game. He’s been at Boston Town for three years, and he knows the UCL.
“In his first season he won the player of the year and manager’s award. He can play a bit, he’s got a little bit of pace and wins his fair share of headers.”
Creasey explained the reason for the capture: “Cousi (assistant boss Paul Cousins) has got bad knees and is struggling. Two games in a week is too much for him.
“We need some cover. We’ve only got to get an injury and we’re struggling.
“It’s always good to get them at this time of year so they’re not FA Vase-tied.”
Forward Matt Lunn was doubtful for last night’s Boston game due to his London teaching job, while Cousins was on the bench.
The Fenmen entertain Desborough Town next Saturday in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division.
Desborough are in sixth position while Boston Town are level on points (seven) with 15th place Wisbech but are one spot above the Fenmen due to being one goal better off. Last weekend Boston drew 2-2 with Harborough Town while Desborough lost 1-0 at Cogenhoe United.
Fenmen boss Creasey, who has targeted maximum points from these home games, said: “I told the lads on Saturday if we play anything like that again next Saturday then we’ll have a win in our grasp.”
Boston Town manager Nathan Collins has stepped down from the post.
He said: “I have damaged discs in my back and I’m unable to drive any distance and therefore wouldn’t be able to give the club or my players the commitment they deserve.”