Wisbech Town to play at Fenland Park

PUBLISHED: 08:00 30 April 2008 | UPDATED: 15:33 10 September 2010

Ridgeons Premier outfit Wisbech Town will start next season at Fenland Park after ruling out a ground share while the club's proposed new stadium is built.

By ADAM LAZZARI

Ridgeons Premier outfit Wisbech Town will start next season at Fenland Park after ruling out a ground share while the club's proposed new stadium is built.

The club's directors announced the U-turn after talks with Purple Investments - the company who have purchased Fenland Park.

Wisbech officials are still in the process of applying for grants before work can commence on a new ground at their Lynn Road site.

Fenmen boss Roy McManus confirmed plans for a parade of legends will still go ahead for Saturday's league finale against Woodbridge.

“The fact is that the club will be leaving Fenland Park at some point in the near future,” he said. “It was thought that Saturday's match would be the last game there, so just thought it's as good a time as any to celebrate the wonderful times have been had at the stadium.”

Terry Marshall and Ray Robson, who played for the Fenmen in the 1950s, are among the names confirmed to attend Saturday's match.

McManus said: “These guys were very special players - amongst the best the club has ever had. There will be players from the 1950s right through to the present day.”

McManus plans to use Wisbech Town legend Jackie Gallagher, who turned 50 this month, as a substitute in the match.

“Jackie's really looking forward to it and I'm sure he'll get a big cheer,” said McManus. “He scored last week when playing for Peterborough veterans. It would be amazing if he could hit the net on Saturday. We're planning to go out with a bang and produce a performance that will be remembered for years to come. Our form has been fantastic - we've lost just two out our last 14 games.”

Wisbech Town's annual awards' ceremony will be held in the club house after the match.

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