EASTWOOD TURN DOWN BID FOR HAWES; FENTON TO MORECA
Stags look set to miss out on two central defenders who were rumoured to have interested Paul Cox: Adie Hawes and Nick Fenton
REDS MAKE SIXTH SIGNING WITH CAPTURE OF ADIE HAWES
Thursday Jul 7, 2011
ALFRETON Town have made their sixth signing of summer with the capture of 6'4'' central defender Adie Hawes for an undisclosed fee from Eastwood Town.
Hawes, 24, joins the Reds on a full-time basis and has penned a two-year deal at the Impact Arena.
The giant defender began his career with Hucknall Town where he spent a season-and-a-half before moving up the road to help the Badgers to a fourth-placed finish in last season's Blue Square Bet North division.
Hawes explained his decision to move to Alfreton, saying: "I am looking to kick on with my career and progress. The opportunity was there at Eastwood but then got taken away. I see Alfreton as an up and coming club and one that can progress and help me as a player and as a person as well."
Boss sets sights on new defender
Tue 05 Jul 2011
MORECAMBE boss Jim Bentley says he would love to sign experienced defender Nick Fenton who has been training with the Shrimps this week.
The 31-year-old was a youngster at Manchester City with Bentley who has always admired the centre half who was released by Rotherham at the end of last season.
With more than 400 Football League games under his belt for clubs including Notts County, Doncaster and Grimsby, Bentley believes he will be an excellent addition to the squad.
He said: "Nick is the sort of player I really like.
"He has bags of experience and is a real leader on the pitch. He's a great talker and will give us a voice at the back.
"If he agrees to come I have a lot of options at the back and, apart from another target man up front, have the squad I have been looking for.''
Fenton is set to be included in the squad that will travel to Scotland on Sunday and play against Raith Rovers next week
Eastwood have turned down a bid for defender Adie Hawes.
Published on Monday 4 July 2011
JAMIE Brough says creating a 'close-knit' squad is of great importance as Eastwood Town's players returned for pre-season training this week.
The Badgers' joint boss says player recruitment has been a well thought out process as he and Craig Armstrong try to build a squad virtually from scratch, and that those joining must buy into what the new regime are trying to achieve and be committed to the cause.
Brough says he expects two more players with Football League experience to sign for the club in the next few days, and also confirmed Eastwood have turned down a bid from Mansfield Town for defender Adie Hawes, the only player left at the club from last season.
“Adie has made it clear he wants to go, as much from a financial security perspective as anything else which we can't really fault him for, but as we've said all along the deal has to be right for Eastwood Town FC and the bid we received was well below what we require,” said Brough.
“We also couldn't agree a swap deal so for now Adie is our player and he will report for training on Thursday night (30th).
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