Major coup for Wisbech Town as Blue Square North defender agrees to join club

PUBLISHED: 10:49 06 June 2011

Wisbech Town beat Wroxham 1-0 at Dereham TownÄôs
Aldiss Park ground to win their first trophy in 16 years on Monday.
Picture Nick Butcher, Eastern Daily Press

Wisbech Town beat Wroxham 1-0 at Dereham TownÄôs Aldiss Park ground to win their first trophy in 16 years on Monday. Picture Nick Butcher, Eastern Daily Press

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WISBECH Town boss Steve Appleby appears to have landed a massive transfer coup after Gainsborough Trinity defender Neal Spafford agreed to join the club.

Spafford, 24, was playing at Step 2 of the non-league pyramid with Trinity in the Blue Square North last season, three levels higher than where the Fenmen play.

The stunning news is sure to delight the club’s fans who were left dismayed when inspirational centre-back Paul Cousins left the club to join fierce rivals King’s Lynn Town last month.

Appleby described Spafford, primarily a centre-back, as a “big, strong, no-nonsense player” who can also operate as a full-back.

He also said on the club’s website that the 24-year-old is “quick, distributes the ball well and isn’t afraid to get forward”.

Spafford has previously played for Grantham, Bourne, Boston Town and Brigg (on loan) and joins hot-shot striker Liam Nimmo in agreeing to play for Appleby’s Ridgeons League Challenge Cup winners next season.


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