Taylor targets familiar face

WISBECH Town boss Steve Taylor is looking to bring in one of the club s former players after adding midfielder Stuart King to the squad. League rules forbid Taylor from naming the man, but it is understood to be a midfielder who is currently with Unibond

WISBECH Town boss Steve Taylor is looking to bring in one of the club's former players after adding midfielder Stuart King to the squad.

League rules forbid Taylor from naming the man, but it is understood to be a midfielder who is currently with Unibond League side Spalding United.

Taylor plans to use the player in Saturday's home friendly against Deeping Rangers and expects him to complete his squad for Wisbech's Ridgeons Premier Division campaign, which starts with a home fixture against Tiptree United, on August 9.

Taylor believes his latest signing will be a very important addition to his squad.

Experienced Ridgeons League player King signed for the Fenmen this week.

Taylor had been courting the versatile midfielder for the last two weeks.

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The former Dereham, Diss and King's Lynn Reserves player impressed in Wisbech's pre-season friendly match with Peterborough Northern Star on Saturday, despite the Fenmen losing 5-1.

He joins from Ridgeons First Division outfit Swaffham Town.

Taylor said: "Stuart's an excellent all-round midfielder. His best position is in central midfield and he likes to get forward, go past the strikers and score goals. He knows how to defend as well.

"He's been around a bit and will bring important experience to the club. I think he will be a very important player for us."

Taylor's seven and a half weeks as Wisbech manager has seen striker Nick Impey, left-back Jamie Thurlbourne, attacking wide-man Josh Kamau, defenders Anthony Reeve and Gary Setchell, who is also appointed as assistant manager, all join Wisbech, while defender Paul Cousins quit Wisbech for Dereham.

Veterans, striker Darren Edey and defender Steve Appleby quit Wisbech just before Taylor's appointment.

Defensive midfielder Mark Jimson needs key hole surgery and will be out for at least six weeks.

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