Wisbech Town confirm Fairweather as captain

Wisbech v Lynn - Shane Tolley and Wisbech Town's Jon Fairweather. ENGANL00220130715100056
Wisbech v Lynn - Shane Tolley and Wisbech Town's Jon Fairweather. ENGANL00220130715100056

Wisbech Town boss Brett Whaley has confirmed that Jon Fairweather will continue as captain for next season’s United Counties League campaign.

The arrival of former Histon captain Stuart Wall, on Tuesday, had left the skipper’s role very much up for grabs.

But Whaley said that Fairweather, who was handed the armband for the first time last season, had grown into a real leader for the Fenmen.

Talking to the Fenland Citizen, Whaley said: “Everyone knows that Stuart (Wall) is a natural leader and will have a big influence out on the pitch.

“But Jon (Fairweather) is also a leader and is totally committed to this club.

“He had a lot of opportunities to go elsewhere in the summer, but he loves Wisbech Town Football Club.

“Jon has such an affection for the club and I want to show loyalty to people who have been loyal to the football club.”

The former Boston United, Holbeach United and Spalding player played an instrumental role in Wisbech’s resurgance last season.

Whaley admitted he is delighted with how his squad is beginning to take shape.

“Defensively we look very comfortable,” said Whaley.

“We have four good centre-halves in Stuart, Jon, Paul (Cousins) and Luke (Wilson) and when you look at them they all give us different elements.

“With Aaron (Butcher) and Luke (Hipwell) coming in we look very solid at the back.

“If we don’t concede goals then we will start to win football matches very quickly.

“We do have the nucleus of a very good squad so far, although I do feel that we need a little bit more in midfield.”

Striker Danny Beaumont has become the latest member of last season’s squad to commit himself to the club.