24th Sep, 2018

Oliver: Potential incomings at Droitwich Spa after Seabourne departure

JOINT-BOSS Wayne Oliver confirmed he already has irons in the fire to replace Nick Seabourne who departed Droitwich Spa to take up the challenge at Highgate United.

Seabourne had spent five seasons with the Saltmen for whom he scored 84 goals in 153 appearances.

The 27-year-old had last season turned down a move to Malvern Town but admitted with age creeping up on him, he wanted to test himself at a higher level.

Oliver told the Standard the club had no issues or problems with Seabourne wanting to jump up two levels to Midland League Premier Division outfit Highgate and revealed potential replacements were already on the cards.

“We had four trialists come to our first training session on Monday so we will be taking a look at them more closely,” he said.

“And there’s a couple of irons in the fire with new signings so hopefully they will come off.

“Nick has been great for us and we cannot stop him from progressing and we hope it works out for him.

“We may have to change our style of play going forward but we will see how we deal with that come the big kick-off in August.”

Spa start next season in West Midlands (Regional) League Division One after being laterally transferred from Midland League Division Two.

The Saltmen’s place in the WMRL was confirmed at the league’s AGM and Oliver said the club were looking forward to the new challenge.

“There’s new clubs and new people to meet so we are excited to get going,” he added.

“Everyone was very welcoming to us and we can’t wait to see how we get on.”

Spa begin their pre-season schedule next Saturday when they entertain Welland before playing host to Bewdley Town on Thursday, July 19.

Cadbury Athletic Reserves are the visitors on Saturday, July 21 before Hinton come to town on Saturday, July 28.

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