Reed leaves Fenmen

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CALLUM Reed has quit playing for Wisbech Town so he can stay close to his mother who has been suffering an ongoing illness.

The 23-year-old midfielder has played only one game for the Fenmen in the last month while he has been caring for his mother.

Fenmen boss Steve Appleby said: “Callum did not want to quit but circumstances have forced his hand as you have to put your family first.

“He wants to keep playing but obviously would not want to be stuck out at an away game with us in Suffolk when he may be needed at home. We have agreed to talk again in the summer about next season and we all wish his mum and him well.”

Reed joined the Fenmen during to the 2010-11 season from Stamford Town and scored the winner in the Ridgeons League Cup final against Wroxham in May.

He shocked the Wisbech manager and fans by leaving for neighbours King’s Lynn a month after that game, but had returned to the Fenland Stadium for the start of the season.

Reed, a former Peterborough United youth player, lives in Yaxley but it is likely he will turn out for Deeping Rangers in the UCL.