Taylor makes raid on Rovers
STEVE TAYLOR made his first signings as Wisbech manager this week when he added striker Nick Impey and attacking left-back Jamie Thurlbourne to his squad. He signed both players from Haverhill and they have also previously played for Ely City. He had wor
STEVE TAYLOR made his first signings as Wisbech manager this week when he added striker Nick Impey and attacking left-back Jamie Thurlbourne to his squad.
He signed both players from Haverhill and they have also previously played for Ely City.
He had worked with them last season when he managed the Suffolk club.
Taylor is now looking for a new centre-back to replace Paul Cousins who quit the Fenmen at the weekend to sign for Ridgeons Premier Division rivals Dereham Town.
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The 25-year-old centre-back was Wisbech's vice captain, manger's, players' and Fenmen on-line player of the year last year.
He signed for Wisbech on the transfer deadline in March 2006 and has previously played for Ridgeons First Division outfit March Town United.
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Taylor said: "Paul's a good player and I did my best to persuade him to stay, but he thinks he will have a better chance of winning the league at Dereham.
"He asked me if he could come back to Wisbech if things didn't work out for him and I told him he'd be welcome.
"I'm hoping to bring in a replacement soon."
Dereham finished fifth in the Ridgeons Premier Division last season and applied for promotion to the Southern League.
Wisbech supporter Spencer Larham said: "Paul's know for his never-say-die attitude and his commitment and he was very popular with the fans.
"The best example of that is when he turned up to a league match against Norwich United in April with blood pouring out of his head. He had just had just clattered himself in the face with the garden shed before turning up at Fenland Park and just got bandaged up and got on with it."
The Fenmen won that match 1-0.
Meanwhile, Wisbech have appointed Joe Green as the manager of their reserve team.
Jackie Gallagher will continue is his role as under-18s manager with the assistance of Chas Thompson.