BREAKING NEWS: Wisbech Town midfielder Callum Reed rejects move to King’s Lynn Town

TALENTED midfielder Callum Reed is set to stay at Wisbech Town after snubbing an approach from King’s Lynn Town.

Defiant Fenmen boss Steve Appleby declared yesterday that he would do his “utmost” to hang onto the 20-year-old who only joined the club in November. It seems he has worked his magic to convince the former Peterborough United trainee that his future is at the Tom Wood’s Beer Fenland Stadium.

Appleby said: “Callum has agreed with me over the phone that he’s going to stay but we’ve still got a couple of things to iron out face to face tomorrow.

“I had a chat to Kevin Boon today and he said he’d spoken to Callum who told him he was not going to join them.

“At this stage things are looking very promising and I’m absolutely delighted that it seems like he’s turned Lynn down and wants to stay with us.”

Former Fenmen boss Gary Setchell and joint town boss Kevin Boon had hoped to persuade Reed to join their United Counties League title-chasing outfit.

But Boon admitted their attempt to lure Reed - who would be cup-tied for the remainder of Lynn’s FA Vase campaign - to The Walks had failed.

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Boon said: “Callum has indicated he wants to stay at Wisbech so we wish him all the best.”

“He was a player we had looked at over Christmas and he played well. We were aware of him anyway because he played with Ross Watson at Stamford so we had done a little bit of homework.

“Apps was obviously keen to keep the player and we respect that. We are still looking for players that can come in but as we’ve said all along they have to be better than what we feel we have at the club.”

Reed is set to travel to Great Yarmouth with Wisbech tomorrow as they look to make it four league wins on the bounce.