Whaley wants to keep hold of Moat

March Town manager Brett Whaley is confident that goalkeeper Lewis Moat will be staying with March Town for an extended period.

Moat has told Whaley he is interested in continuing with the club, but his present club Peterborough Northern Star have a goalkeeper crisis too.

Their present first choice Lee Windrum is returning to Ireland at the end of the month and their manager Chris Plummer may want Moat to step in although he also has former Spalding keeper Luke McShane on his books too.

Whaley said: “It is 95 per cent that Lewis’ loan will be extended which is very good news because I think he is a going to be a really good goalkeeper. I have certainly been impressed with what I have seen so far.

“Fortunately we do not have a game this week so it gives us a bit of time to sort things out.”

Former goalkeeper Lea Jordan, who left in October, has signed for UCL side Yaxley for a second time having played there as a youth.

Whaley has persuaded defender Craig Norman to sign for a second spell for the club. Norman left March when Whaley joined Deeping Rangers. He has not played this season.

Whaley said: “He is short of fitness but is a good addition.”

Whaley has also spoken to Peterborough League player Dan Fountain but he has ruled out a move because of the travelling, along with Luke McDowell.