Fenmen back on title trail

Wisbech Town Football Club pre-season trainig 'Neal Spafford new signing
Wisbech Town Football Club pre-season trainig 'Neal Spafford new signing

Fenmen manager Steve Appleby believes victories in this week’s two games will put Wisbech Town right back in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division promotion picture.

Off the back of two wins and two clean sheets, the Fenmen travel tonight (Wednesday) to third place Walsham-le-Willows and on Saturday they are at home to 15th spot Woodbridge, in a match the Fenland Citizen will be sponsoring.

Appleby said: “Everybody has been writing us off and I have been quite happy to hear it. I said to the lads that we have a couple of weeks where it’s Saturday and midweek games.

“We’ll be playing two games and other teams just the one. If we pick up two wins that’s 12 points in a fortnight and we can suddenly be right at the top end.”

With Wisbech somewhat under the radar, he agreed the pressure had come off the squad: “I like to play things down. You can’t get too carried away and think too far ahead when you haven’t won the game that is in front of you.”

With the signing of midfielder Danny White, Appleby has a full squad and envisages no new signings for the season until injury occurs or a quality player becomes available.

The unexpected return of wide man Callum Reed, who originally was thought to be out for a few weeks, is a bonus. Neal Spafford has also recovered and will be in the squad for Walsham.

Appleby said: “Callum thought he had pulled his calf muscle but we think that because he had not played much and then played two games in a week, the calf just went solid.

“Some rest helped and we gave him 15 minutes on Saturday, and it seems to be fine.”