Appleby staying at Wisbech

STEVE Appleby has agreed with the Wisbech Town directors to remain as manager for next season.

In statement on the club’s website on Tuesday Appleby said: “I have agreed to stay on as manager of Wisbech Town Football Club next season.

“One or two things need to be sorted out in the close season, but I’m more than happy to continue the job I have started and hopefully see the club move on to bigger and better things.”

Earlier this season Appleby did question whether he would remain in the job when a run of poor decisions went against his side but soon put that behind him.

Appleby was given the job in February 2010 after Garry Setchell had quit as manager and a short spell with Dick Creasey as caretaker.

In his first season he took the club to the Cambs Invitation Cup final where they lost to Mildenhall, but 12 months later his side won the Ridgeons League Cup by beating Wroxham 1-0 in the final.

The chance of a third cup final appearance in three seasons was lost with a 2-0 defeat against Soham Town on Tuesday in the Cambs Invitation Cup.

Appleby plans for next season see next Wednesday’s Fenland Citizen