Spalding United chase Tigers winger Bayliss

Tulips target Fraser Bayliss on the ball for Holbeach United at Northampton Sileby Rangers.  Photo by Steve Relf. ANL-140626-163307002

Tulips target Fraser Bayliss on the ball for Holbeach United at Northampton Sileby Rangers. Photo by Steve Relf. ANL-140626-163307002

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Spalding United boss Pat Rayment is due to speak to promising left-winger Fraser Bayliss today as he bids to strengthen the Tulips squad.

Boston-based Bayliss is due to return from holiday today and Rayment hopes he can attract the youngster to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field.

Bayliss was one of Holbeach’s best players last season and Rayment believes he has the ability to perform at a higher standard.

Young striker Tom Waumsley has already made the same move from Holbeach to Spalding this summer and Rayment will continue to keep an eye on the UCL scene as he looks for young and hungry players to add to his squad.

He said: “We are keeping an eye on half-a-dozen players in the UCL and we hope Fraser will agree to join us.”

Meanwhile, Rayment believes his right-hand side will be as good as any up to the Conference Premier next season.

He has tipped new signings Peter Bore and Julian Kelly to take the Evo-Stik South by storm.

He said: “In terms of the number of Football League games they have played, their age and their pace, this pair really excite me.

“We also have Lee Beeson who, by his own admission, has so much more to give so I think we will have a very strong right-hand side.

“We also have an excellent spine as Nathan Stainfield was by far the best centre-half at step five last season and he should be the best at step four.

“Kern Miller is a brute of a defender alongside himself and we have a powerhouse midfield with Lewis Webb, Michael Leary and Chris Hall.

“Jamie Thurlbourne is the best footballer at the club, but he does need to improve his work ethic. His left foot can pick out anyone so the signs are very encouraging.”