Reed signing confirmed

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CALLUM Reed duly completed his return to Wisbech Town on Tuesday night at Fenland Park and will be in the squad to face Wivenhoe at home on Saturday.

The 22-year-old only left Wisbech at the end of last season after a big offer from King’s Lynn but decided on Monday that he was not enjoying his football with the United Counties League club.

His decision even surprised Fenmen boss Steve Appleby, who completed the signing at training and said: “I was as shocked as Gary Setchell to hear Callum wanted to come back here. He is such a good player he would enhance any team team and I am delighted to have him back.

“Last year he was superb for us and Setchell is entitled to be annoyed that Callum has left King’s Lynn, but these things happen. Gary has been all right with me about the move and I thank him for that.”

To balance the books Appleby has allowed Simon Flanz to leave the club after he returned from Soham at the start of last season but looked to have lost his right back berth this coming season.

Appleby has made six other signings this summer with Ryan Rayner, Chris Bacon, Neal Spafford, Simon Ashton, Steve Reid and Liam Nimmo joining the Wisbech ranks.

Billy Smith and Chris Horton also left Wisbech on Tuesday night to sign for Dereham.