Setchell using his contacts

Wisbech player/boss Gary Setchell is tapping his professional contacts to try to bolster the Fenmen's squad ahead of today's Ridgeons Premier home game against Walsham-le-Willows.

Wisbech player/boss Gary Setchell is tapping his professional contacts to try to bolster the Fenmen's squad ahead of today's Ridgeons Premier home game against Walsham-le-Willows.

The recently-appointed Setchell is working overtime to add some experience to his young squad.

“I've been speaking to Dave Oldfield at Rushden and Mark Cooper, who is currently the manager of Kettering,” said the former King's Lynn and Tamworth defender. “He used to be an agent and is still involved with Peterborough. I'm looking to bring in a big striker and a couple of midfielders. When everyone is fit we will be fine, but I don't want to have the same situation as I did at the Mildenhall game when I had too many teenagers on the bench. I want to bring them through one at a time.”

Setchell also revealed up to seven players have agreed to take wage cuts to help the club balance the books. He said: “The players have responded excellently and they understand the situation we're in.”


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