Hares make ambitious bid to sign Wisbech skipper Day.
MARCH boss Brett Whaley has made an audacious attempt to sign Wisbech Town captain Lee Day. Whaley has put in a seven-day notice of approach for the centre-back. He hopes that Wisbech s move from Fenland Park to Outwell and uncertainty caused by Wisbech
MARCH boss Brett Whaley has made an audacious attempt to sign Wisbech Town captain Lee Day.
Whaley has put in a seven-day notice of approach for the centre-back.
He hopes that Wisbech's move from Fenland Park to Outwell and uncertainty caused by Wisbech manager Steve Taylor's transfer dealings may tempt Day, 28, to drop a league and join Ridgeons First Division outfit March.
Taylor, meanwhile, has brought centre-back Paul Cousins back to the Fenmen from Dereham.
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Cousins, who was Wisbech's player of the year last term, left to join the Norfolk club at the start of the season but signed on Monday and played in Wisbech's 3-0 win over Haverhill the following day.
Whaley said: "I've been interested in Lee for a while. He's a quality centre-back and that's an area we need to strengthen.
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"We need to start signing players from higher leagues if we want to make real progress to the next level.
"I know Lee's been played out of position a bit recently and the move to Outwell can't be pleasing for any of them.
"That and the fact that Steve Taylor is trying to sign a centre-back might be unsettling for him. I've not had a chance to speak to Lee yet but the early signs I've heard are that he's happy where he is."
Day has previously captained March and has also played for Fakenham and Leverington.
• FA VASE, FIRST ROUND
Newmarket Town 3 March Town United 0
THE hares were given a rough ride by The Jockeys, who despite finishing with 10 men, won at a canter on Saturday.
The first half saw little goal-mouth action and it remained 0-0 at the interval.
But Ridgeons First Division leaders Newmarket scored two quick goals at the start of the second half.
They had a player sent off for using foul and abusive language towards the referee but scored a third with 20 minutes remaining after March goalkeeper Chris Anker fumbled a cross and the ball was tapped in from close range.
March play Cornard at home in the league tomorrow and then Wisbech Town at home in the Ridgeons League Cup on Tuesday night.
The match was due to be played in Outwell but Wisbech will not have the floodlights ready in time for the fixture.