March Town United facing squad shake-up after Jordan and Wayte quit

MARCH Town United boss Brett Whaley has been forced into a shock squad shake-up after Andy Wayte and Lea Jordan announced they were leaving the Hares.

Striker Wayte and former Wisbech Town ‘keeper Jordan look to have made their final appearances for March in a disappointing 2-0 defeat to Long Melford on Saturday.

Whaley said: “We were woeful on Saturday and it hurt us. The attitude was shocking from start to finish.

“I think we thought we’d won the game before we’d even started. Then we were too busy arguing with the referee to concentrate on what we do well.

“Lea Jordan has said he will be leaving. He’s not enjoying his football, as his performances have reflected. It’s best for both of us that he moves on.”

Jordan and Wayte, two of Whaley’s summer recruits, were both absent for March’s 5-1 defeat to Soham Town Rangers in the Cambs Invitation Cup First Round on Tuesday.

Whaley said: “We need a dressing room that’s together. If people are not enjoying it then we won’t get very far.

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“There’s been a few issues, which you get in any dressing room, with personality clashes. What people need to realise is that they don’t need to be best mates off the field but they do need to work together on it.”

Whaley has moved quickly to sign Giuliano Staffieri from Peterborough Northern Star. The midfielder made his debut in Tuesday’s defeat, which saw Stu Anderson on target for the Hares. Former March winger Denny Escorcio bagged a brace for Ryman League Soham.

Whaley said he would be looking to sign a goalkeeper as well as two other players in the coming weeks, with loan signings a possibility.

He said: “It was always our intention to look at the squad again but not necessarily for it to happen like this.

“We won’t panic. People coming in have got to expect to fight for places. They are not going to walk into our team.”

March host Debenham LC in the Ridgeons First Division on Saturday. Kick-off 3pm.