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TULIPS: Spalding chase deals for Gibbs and Battersby

Spalding United are bidding to fill the void left by leading scorer Shane Tolley with strike duo Karl Gibbs and Tony Battersby.

Having allowed 20-goal Tolley to move to Histon, St Ives Town hitman Gibbs and experienced Grantham Town forward Battersby have both emerged on Tulips boss Pat Rayment’s radar.

Of the two, ex-Lincoln City ace Battersby is the closest to completion. Spalding are hoping the Gingerbreads will allow him to join without them making a formal approach.

The usual seven-day notice has gone in for Gibbs, who is the UCL Premier Division’s top marksman on 17.

Spalding visit Sleaford Town for a Lincs FA Senior Trophy quarter-final tonight (7.45pm).

 

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