Wisbech Town boss Appleby: Striker Stevens has ‘kissed goodbye’ to the Fenmen

PUBLISHED: 15:17 27 July 2011

Ash Stevens in action for Wisbech last season.

Ash Stevens in action for Wisbech last season.


STRIKER Ash Stevens looks to have played his last game for Wisbech Town after the 25-year-old told Fenmen boss Steve Appleby that he was looking at other clubs.

Stevens was Wisbech’s second top-scorer last season with 15 goals but the striker played for Holbeach United in their 1-0 friendly win over Bedford Town on Tuesday night and now looks set to depart the Elgood’s Fenland Stadium.

Fenmen boss Appleby is already lining up a replacement for Stevens, who is thought to be wanted by Blackstones and Soham Town Rangers as well as Holbeach.

Appleby said: “Ash (Stevens) told me that all the Peterborough lads have left Wisbech and he doesn’t want to travel on his own. He said he would like to have a look at other clubs before making his mind up.

“Once a player does that I’m not interested because he has obviously not got his heart in it and I’ve got bigger fish to fry. I’m not holding out on people - I want people who want to play for Wisbech.

“If he’s already started looking elsewhere then he’s kissed goodbye to this football club.”

Wisbech Town continue their pre-season preparations tomorrow when they travel to Swineshead Institute before hosting Pinchbeck United on Saturday.

Darren Jimson is still struggling with a knee injury but Neal Spafford and Stacy Cartwright are both close to a return after picking up knocks in the derby defeat to March Town United.

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