Wisbech Town manager hints at further signings after revealing latest two recruits
Wisbech Town boss Brett Whaley has admitted that the club’s summer transfer business may not be over yet after bringing in two more new faces.
Whaley yesterday completed the signings of striker Charlie Sanders and midfielder Luke Kennedy as the club’s hectic close-season activity on the pitch continues.
Much-travelled frontman Sanders will give Wisbech something a little bit different up front, while Kennedy’s arrival will bring some flair and experience to the Fenmen’s midfield.
Whaley said: “There is one more player who we are looking at in training with a view to perhaps bringing in next week.”
The signing of Sanders, who has had his disciplinary problems in the past, will raise a few eyebrows at the Elgoods Stadium.
Three years ago, the youngster broke into the first team at Boston United but has since appeared for a raft of clubs after leaving the Pilgrims back in 2013.
“People might see the signing of Charlie as a bit of a risk but if we can get the best out of him the fans will love him here,” said Whaley.
“He needs to settle down at a club. We will give him the platform and it’s up to him to take it.
“A couple of years ago he looked like being a big star at Boston United, but since then he has had a lof of clubs and I feel a lot of his disciplinary issues have come out of a sense of frustration.
“He is raw, but has deceptive ability and pace. He is the type of player who likes to impose himself on a defender.
“The discipline is down to Charlie. He has to control his passion, but if we can get the best out of him he has the ability to progress up the ladder.”
Former Peterborough Northern Star and Huntingdon midfielder Kennedy returns for a second stint with Wisbech, having played for the club back in 2010.
“Technically Luke is very gifted,” said Whaley on the 29-year-old, whose previous clubs also include King’s Lynn Town, Cambridge City and Stamford.
“He will bring plenty of UCL experience with him and will play the type of football which we want to play.”
Since taking over the reigns at Wisbech, Whaley has now brought in eight new faces.
As well as both Sanders and Kennedy, the Fenmen have also signed Luke Hipwell, Aaron Butcher, Stuart Wall, Rob Hughes, Ollie Gale, Nick Davey, Sam Cubberley and Jack Brand.
The Fenmen start their pre-season programme at home to big-spending Spalding United at the Elgoods Stadium on July 11.