Goalscoring machine Liam Nimmo agrees return to Wisbech Town

WISBECH Town boss Steve Appleby looks to have landed his number one transfer target after goalscoring machine Liam Nimmo agreed to return to the club.

Appleby moved quickly after the 26-year-old striker called time on his fourth spell at United Counties Premier Division side Holbeach United earlier this week. Nimmo enjoyed two prolific seasons with the Fenmen scoring 50 goals in just 88 appearances before leaving in 2007.

The Fenmen boss said: “I’ve been after Liam for a long time so I’m delighted he’s agreed to join us.

“He wants to win things and score goals and that’s why I’ve been desperate to sign him. Liam’s a quality footballer and his goalscoring record is second to none. Even though Ash Stevens hit a run of form in the second half of the season I still felt we needed a 20-25 goal a season striker.

“I think Nimmo can be that man because he’s done that wherever he has been. The lad has a bit of everything. He’s quick, strong and has a good eye for goal.

“We drew a lot of games early on last season because we lacked a fox in the box to put away the chances we created. To progress again we need to turn those wins into draws and Liam can help us do that.”

Appleby also hopes to add two midfielders to his cup-winning Fenmen squad in the coming weeks.

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He said: “I’m only tinkering with the squad to improve it slightly and to give a bit more competition for places which is always a good thing.

“Ollie Gale and Sam Murphy came in from the reserves at the end of the season and did well so they’ve got a big pre-season ahead of them in my eyes. The squad is shaping up nicely.”

Jon Fairweather will miss the start of next season because he will be coaching football in the USA.