March Town United boss Whaley: Jordan is ‘best ‘keeper around’

DELIGHTED manager Brett Whaley believes March Town United have captured the best ‘keeper in Fenland after Lea Jordan announced his decision to join the Hares.

The 25-year-old shot-stopper declared his intention to make the switch from Wisbech Town on the Fenmen’s fans forum last week. He said work commitments and fewer midweek games had played a big part in his decision.

The news is a massive boost to the Hares who had been left searching for a ‘keeper after Lee Brooks decided to leave in search of a new challenge.

Jordan played for new Hares boss Whaley at Peterborough Premier League side Ramsey Town before joining Wisbech.

Whaley said: “The reality is if his work situation hadn’t changed he would still be with Wisbech but we have been able to get potentially the best ‘keeper around because of it.

“He’s a winner. He’s not come just to be involved in a mid-table side. Wherever he’s been he’s won things.

“As soon as he came to Ramsey the whole mentality of our dressing room changed. We went on to cup finals and moved up the league.

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“He’s somebody in the dressing room that will be consistently pushing lads on to win things. He’s not just here for the ride.

“The biggest issue I had when I came here was the goalkeeper situation. Brooksy was extremely honest about his ambitions and to get someone of Lea’s quality is a massive boost and something I wasn’t banking on. We are very lucky to have him.”

Wisbech boss Steve Appleby praised Jordan’s honest approach to the move. He said: “He got players’ player of the season which to me is the one that you want. It’s your own team-mates and that means more than anything. He’s certainly still held in high esteem at Wisbech.”

Jordan could join a new-look Hares outfit after a host of Ramsey players verbally agreed to join their former boss Whaley at the GER.

Whaley added: “We need an atmosphere on and off the field. Lea will be part of that as much as anybody else.

“There’s a lot of talent at March and we had a strong squad here anyway. We can’t wait to get started.”