LOCAL FOOTBALL: Out-of-sorts Chatteris Town turn to the transfer market

PUBLISHED: 12:55 28 November 2017 | UPDATED: 12:55 28 November 2017

Chatteris Town's new signing, Shane Green. The striker joins the Lilies from March Town. Photo: Chatteris Town FC

Chatteris Town's new signing, Shane Green. The striker joins the Lilies from March Town. Photo: Chatteris Town FC

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Chatteris Town boss Lea Jordan has turned to the transfer market in an attempt to reverse the Lilies' poor fortunes.

Goalkeeper Dan Smith has also signed for the Lilies. He joins from Wisbech St Mary. Photo: Chatteris TownGoalkeeper Dan Smith has also signed for the Lilies. He joins from Wisbech St Mary. Photo: Chatteris Town

Jordan has brought in goalkeeper Dan Smith from Wisbech St Mary and striker Shane Green from March Town in recent days.

Green made his debut on Saturday at Sawston but couldn’t prevent Chatteris from falling to a 3-0 defeat – their sixth straight defeat in all competitions.

“It’s a very frustrating time. Players have gone and moved and now so does the club,” Jordan said.

“They did the club proud but now we move on and get new players that want to push the club on and be part of the future.

“Dan is a great young goalkeeper who wants to be a part of the long term look and I will help and guide him to the best I can.

“Shane is someone I have known a while now and he is coming in to be part of the squad. He knows it’s going to be tough and he needs to get fit but I’ll push him and see what he can offer.

“It’s time to be stronger in my position as manager and bring players in that want to be a part of this club for the long run.”

Chatteris go to long-term rivals Lakenheath on Saturday afternoon (2pm). The two sides battled for a top four spot last season but since then have tumbled down the league standings, with Lakenheath in ninth and Chatteris sitting third-from-bottom.

Elsewhere, Chatteris’ reserves returned to form in fine goal-scoring style last weekend.

They hammered Littleport Town 5-1 in the Kershaw Senior A Division, with goals coming from Will Grant, Liam Birch, Matt Walshe and a double from Dave Turnbull.

Littleport will have the chance for revenge this Saturday in the reverse fixture.

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