Wisbech Town let two players go in lead up to United Counties League opener
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WISBECH Town have released two players ahead of their United Counties League opener away at Wellingborough United on Saturday.
Goalkeeper Lea Jordan and striker Steve Harley, who only joined the Fenmen in the summer, have both left the club.
Manager Steve Appleby said: “I had a very tough decision to make regarding the number one jersey and opted to go with Tom Roberts.
“Lea’s decided to join Eynesbury Rovers. He’s been a fine servant of this club and we thank him for his efforts.
“As for Steve Harley, I had a different system in mind when I signed him but sometimes in football things don’t pan out quite as you expect.
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“With the system I’ve decided to go with he wouldn’t have had much game time so it’s only fair to let him go now so he can find himself another club.
“With Tom James and Jack Friend doing so well up front, I won’t rush into signing a new striker.
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“We will have Matt Lunn until at least the start of September and I will most probably sign someone before he goes.”
The Fenmen completed their pre-season schedule with a thumping 6-2 win over March Town United in the BKD Cup on Saturday.
New signing James continued his excellent start to his Wisbech career with a hat-trick, while Callum Reed, Jack Friend and Adam Millson also found the net.
Appleby said: “James has got lots of potential and has settled in very well.
“He’s direct, fast, skillful and has a hunger for goals.”
Appleby does not want to make any bold predictions ahead of the new season.
He said: “It’s a more physical league than we are used to but we will not change the way we play.
“We are going into the unknown so I’m not going to make any bold predictions.
“Hopefully we will be in contention at Christmas and we’ll take it from there.”