Jordan and Ginty add to busy signing spree

Wisbech Town Football Club in training - New Signing Lea Jordan goalkeeper
Wisbech Town Football Club in training - New Signing Lea Jordan goalkeeper

STEVE Appleby has recruited another two new players with goalkeeper Lea Jordan and forward Scott Ginty agreeing verbally to join Wisbech Town and he is still seeking a midfielder.

Jordan was voted the fans player of the season at Wisbech for the 2010-11 season but work commitments forced him to leave for March Town last summer. He left there after three months and spent spells with Yaxley and Soham Town Town Rangers last season as well.

Appleby said: “There was no fall out when Lea left and we have kept in touch.

“I did think about signing him when he left March but we had Ryan Rayner at the time and I did try to sign him later in the season but he had already joined for Soham.

“He has now sorted out his work commitments and travel and I am pleased to have him back.

“We had a problem with the goalkeeping position last season but Lea is the best around here at this level and did a very good job when he was with us before and loves the club and the fans.”

Ginty was once on Peterborough United’s books as a youth and has had spells with Boston United, Ebbsfleet and Deeping Rangers.

He had a troubled time with injuries last season but is back to full fitness now and Appleby commented: “He is a very good player and I think he could prove a real gem for the club.

“He is hungry and wants to do well and is just the sort of player I want at the club.

“He can play in the hole behind two strikers and that is something I would be keen to try.

“He was in the Boston United Youth Team with Jon Fairweather and Peterborough United Academy alongside Callum Reed. He spent some time last season with Deeping Rangers and scored quite a few goals for them.”

Appleby has now lined up three new players for next season with striker Simon Mowbray also agreeing to join and he also wants a midfielder as well. “I would like a real flair player for our midfield and we will have to see if we can get one.

“But if we don’t I am quite happy to go into the season with the squad I have got now. We have got good competition for places and it looks a very good squad.

“For the first time since I took over as manager, I haven’t had to chop and change the squad. I feel the opportunity is now there to prove we are good enough to do things and with the lads being a little bit wiser and a few minor adjustments, we are not a million miles away.

“We also want Matt Lunn to stay and hopefully he will but he has to sort out a few work commitments as he missed quite a number of games last season. “

Appleby is still waiting to see if Denny Escorcio, Sam Murphy and Lewis Thompson will stay with the club next season.