Dear: Wisbech Town are settled, self-sufficient and ready for title challenge

WISBECH Town are settled, self-sufficient and ready for a promotion charge, according to assistant manager Chris Dear.

Fenmen stalwart Dear returned to the Elgood’s Fenland Stadium this month - and he is delighted with the club’s healthy position on and off the pitch.

“We are in a very good situation,” he said. “We’ve got a settled squad, we’ve finished fourth two years in a row and we’ve got a great ground and facilities.

“The football club is now self-sufficient because of the gates, the bar and the clubhouse. There won’t be many clubs at this level that are like that these days.”

Dear, a former Wisbech player, said he was looking forward to challenging for the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division title next season.

“There should be no better time to have a go at challenging for the league,” he said,

“From speaking to the lads, they feel that over the last couple of years they have built something which really allows them to have a go at it.

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“I would be over the moon if we could win it. Winning is what it’s all about, whether that’s a game, a cup or a league. We’ve got a lot of people in the squad who share that winning mentality.

“This club belongs in the league above. That’s where I played for many years and I think with the support and the way the club is going there’s even a chance of going one level higher.”

Dear, who will assist Steve Appleby alongside Darren Jimson, said having three coaches in the dugout will help Wisbech take a more “professional approach”.