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Spalding United 'at heart of local community’

Producing homegrown talent and attracting support from local businesses are two major targets for Spalding United.

The Tulips want to establish themselves as a community club under new ownership after a deal was announced on Tuesday afternoon.

Assistant manager Lewis Thorogood revealed more details following the club’s official statement.

Sir Halley Stewart Field
Sir Halley Stewart Field

He explained: “The squad are very much together on and off the pitch.

“Hopefully the new structure of the club will take away those external pressures which were ongoing.

“This also gives us an opportunity to focus on winning games and going forward.

Spalding United
Spalding United

“We want to produce players from the under-23s into the first-team squad.

“Under previous guidance, the club hasn’t been shown in the best light in the community.

“Now we’ve got business-minded, well-respected people on board who live locally with good contacts in the town.

“We want people to watch games and become part of the club.

Sir Halley Stewart Field
Sir Halley Stewart Field

“We are the heart of the community.

“The town is desperate to see young lads on the pathway to the first team.

“One of the biggest things we are told is that people want those talented local players to get a chance with their hometown club.

“We have business plans moving forward and a vision of what we want to achieve here.

“Bringing in Paul Turnell and Iain Crawford will help us to attract sponsors.”

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