March Town United boss Whaley disappointed by Welcher’s decision to swap football for rugby
MARCH Town United boss Brett Whaley has revealed Marc Welcher’s decision to swap football for rugby has been the biggest blow since his return to the GER.
Whaley has worked tirelessly to build a new-look Hares squad since taking over from Jamie Weston in May. However, the 34-year-old has remained desperate to keep a number of March stalwarts, including Welcher, at the club.
Whaley said: “When I was at March before Marc was up there with Luke (Pepper) as the best player at the club.
“He gave me everything and has fantastic ability. I was desperate to have him in my squad - especially as he’s a March lad - so it’s a massive disappointment he has decided to play rugby next season.
“He seems a bit disappointed the club hasn’t kicked on over the years and has been a loyal servant like Luke and Ash Brand. But, Marc knows the score - we’d love to have him back playing football for March, whenever that may be.”
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Captain Luke Pepper will have a knee operation and will miss the start of the season while Kyle Plumb looks set to join Fakenham Town. Lee Day is currently training with United Counties Premier Division side Deeping Rangers and may also leave the GER.
However, with more than 30 players attending pre-season training Whaley remains upbeat about next season.
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Adam Rothery, Dan Jenkins and Tom Skidmore have already put pen to paper on joining the club with a host of names expected to follow in the next few weeks.