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Appleby hails return of ‘keeper Jordan as Wisbech Town continue building for next season

06:30 26 May 2012

Lea Jordan. Picture: Brian Purdy

Lea Jordan. Picture: Brian Purdy

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Wisbech Town boss Steve Appleby has hailed the return of goalkeeper Lea Jordan - calling the decision to re-sign him a “no-brainer”.

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Jordan left the Fenmen for rivals March Town United in June last year, citing work commitments and fewer midweek games as the reasons for his departure.

But the shop-stopper, who also had spells at Yaxley and Soham Town Rangers last season, agreed to return to the Elgood’s Fenland Stadium this week.

Appleby said: “His main issue was work and he was devastated that he had to leave us because he loves the club.

“We’ve kept in touch and it was a no-brainer to bring him back. I could go down the route of getting somebody else but I know what I’m getting with Jordi and that’s a class ‘keeper.

“I rate him as one of the best at this level.

“You’ve got to get the spine of your team right and that’s right down the middle. If you’re not sure about your ‘keeper then you’ve got a problem.”

Appleby said ‘keeper Tom Roberts would remain at the club to challenge Wisbech’s 2010/11 players’ player of the year for the number one shirt.

“Tom filled in magnificently for us last season,” he said.

“He never let us down and if you want to be where we are then you need to have competition for every position.

“If I went into the season with this squad I’d be happy, but if I’m being picky I’d like to have another midfielder - someone who can give us another dimension with a bit of flair.

“Next year should be as good a squad as we’ve had and it’s up to us to prove that.”

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