Wakes sign new players for derby with Blackstones

New Bourne Town signing Tom Vorley in action for Harrowby United

New Bourne Town signing Tom Vorley in action for Harrowby United

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Bourne Town are bringing in some fresh faces ahead of a derby game with Blackstones tomorrow.

Having confirmed he will stay with the team until the end of the season, first team manager Darren Munton has been recruiting to strengthen his side for the run in.

Munton has secured left back Tom Vorley from Harrowby United and midfielder Anthony Graves from Deeping Rangers Reserves. Graves plays as a winger on either flank but can also play up front.

Munton said: “We have not been good enough so far this season and these are the sort of players to make us stronger.

“Anthony Graves can do some things. He is a clever footballer and can be a real handful on his day.”

Munton said Vorley is being brought in to shore up the defence but also to allow current left back Tom Cardell to be utilised as an attacking threat in midfield.

Munton expects both to get into the mix straight away

He said: “We were getting a little thin on the ground so I have been looking around for a few players.

“They have both played for Bourne before so they know the club and we know them .”

Both players should be part of the squad for tomorrow’s UCL Division One game against Blackstones and will stay at the Wakes for the rest of the season.

Looking ahead to the game, Munton said: “If it is anything like the last game we played against Blackstones earlier in the season it will be a ding-dong of a match because it was 5-5 at the end.”

Because of the wet weather, Bourne have not played a game in 2014. Munton said: “We have not had the ideal preparation because we trained on Saturday, but it is hard to get together in the week without the lights.

“There is nothing like playing games to get you ready for a derby.”