Appleby welcomes the ‘complete package’ after Pinner swaps Boston Town for Wisbech Town

NEW-BOY Ollie Pinner has been hailed as the “complete package” by Steve Appleby after he signed for Wisbech Town this week.

Pinner, who starred for hometown team Boston Town in defence, midfield and as a striker, is expected to make his debut against out-of-sorts Great Yarmouth Town on Saturday.

And Fenmen boss Appleby admitted the 26-year-old’s versatility is a much-needed boost to his stretched squad.

The Wisbech boss said: “We’ve got a lot of suspensions and injuries coming up ahead of a busy Christmas period so I was looking to get another player in.

“Ollie’s the full package. He’s comfortable anywhere on a football pitch and offers a physical presence. Most importantly he’s got a decent left foot and can play a bit. The fans will take to him because he gives everything and wherever I play him I know he’ll do a job.

“He’s been very loyal to his hometown team but by his own admission he’s gone a bit stale there. He just feels he is at the right age for a change and can see we’re a big club that’s looking to progress - he wants to be part of that.”

Stacy Cartwright and Liam Nimmo (both suspension) will miss the home Ridgeons Premier Division clash with the league’s basement boys (3pm kick-off).

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Callum Reed (hamstring), Anthony Reeve (groin) and Chris Bacon (knee) are struggling with injuries while Lewis Thompson (ankle) will definitely be unavailable.

Goals from Neal Spafford and Nick Davey helped the Fenmen pick up three points at Walsham-le-Willows on Saturday and Appleby insists his side must do the same on Saturday to maintain their title challenge.

Appleby said: “We won’t be underestimating Yarmouth. They’re a fantastic club who are having a difficult time of things but their lads have heart so we must go out as normal and do our jobs.”