Pinner signs for Fenmen

WISBECH Town boss Steve Appleby has signed Boston Town player Ollie Pinner and he will be included in the squad for Saturday’s home game against strugglers Great Yarmouth.

Pinner is a big strong player who is comfortable playing in defence or midfield and has made 20 appearances this season for Boston, who suffered their first United Counties League defeat since October on Saturday against St Ives.

Appleby said: “Pinner is a real utility player who can not only make his presence felt in defence and midfield but can also play up front too. He is a great addition to the squad.

“We recently also brought in Adam Millson and I think I have the squad just where I want it now with the second half of the season approaching.

“I am very happy with where we stand at the moment. This time last season we were playing catch up, but we are now just behind the leaders with games in hand and are still involved in the FA Vase.”

Pinner could even be in the starting line-up for Saturday’s Ridgeons Premier Division fixture with Stacy Cartwright and Liam Nimmo both banned and Lewis Thompson out for three to four weeks with ankle ligament damage, while Callum Reed is struggling with a hamstring injury.

Anthony Reeve is also carrying a groin injury and, although he sat on the bench at Walsham, Appleby said: “Reevo wanted to play on Saturday, but I felt we needed to rest him especially as we were going to be without Stacy this weekend. Callum thinks he may be okay for Saturday, but I will not risk him if there is any doubt about the hamstring.”

“It did look as though Lewis would be out for up to six weeks but he is up and about and could be back in three to four weeks. Liam Nimmo will not play until the New Year because of work commitments.

“We have to be looking for another three points against Yarmouth before we come up against a tough trip to Ely on Boxing Day.”

Yarmouth manager Mike Derbyshire offered his resignation two weeks ago, but the board turned him down after a 6-1 defeat at Newmarket.

They suffered a 4-0 home defeat against Kirkley in their latest game and sit firmly at the bottom of the table.