In the week that saw Grantham Town end their record breaking 17 game unbeaten run with a defeat at Mickleover Sports.
The Gingerbreads have responded positively by announcing that four more of the squad have now signed contracts.
In announcing the move Club Chairman Roger Booth said ”At Grantham we now have a view that contracts are not “given” to players they have to be earned and these lads have shown what they are capable of and have the potential to go on to better things.”
The four players , strikers Felipe Barcelos and Jeremiah Dasaolou, full back Ellis Storey and keeper Kieran Preston all put pen to paper earlier this week giving the club a big lift as they prepared for the important fixture against promotion rivals Workington at The Meres on Saturday
Adam Stevens expressed his gratitude that the club had agreed to secure the players and looked forward to the encounter with their Cumbrian rivals. ”We remain focused on a promotion push and we showed in the second half at Mickleover that we have lost none of our drive and ambition as we totally dominated the game. That’s history and now we go again. This should be a cracking game and we look forward to getting back on track.”
Town are hoping that influential midfielder Danny Meadows who is coming back from an ankle injury sustained at Spennymoor and full back Luther Wildin who has been away on International duty with Antigua and Barbuda Under 20’s will both be in contention to start the game.
The Gingerbreads have seen their attendances improve in recent home games including a very good turnout for the Matlock midweek game and look forward to a continuation of that trend on Saturday.
The club also learned this week who they will play in the Integro Doodson Cup which is the Northern Premier version of the League Cup. Having now reached the quarter final stage the Gingerbreads will play Nottingham outfit Basford on March 7 at The Meres.
Adam Stevens is upbeat about the” We have previously not seen this as a first priority but having got this far we now want to go on to get as far as we can. We lost badly at Basford in the FA trophy last season so a chance to play them again is welcome.”