Miller and Field join Tulips, while Duggan and Spafford re-sign

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Keeper Michael Duggan and defender Neal Spafford have signed new deals to stay at Spalding United next season - while the Tulips have also agreed to bring Kern Miller and Jason Field to the club.

Duggan and Spafford have joined captain Nathan Stainfield in agreeing to remain with new manager Dave Frecklington’s Evo Stik NPL Division One South outfit.

Miller will make a return to the Sir Halley Stewart Field following a spell with King’s Lynn, while Field has been signed from Stamford as a replacement left back for Adam Jackson who, after two successful seasons with the Tulips, has made the decision to return to Holbeach United.

“I’m absolutely delighted by the way things are progressing at present,” Frecklington commented.

He added that talks are also well advanced with Paul Walker after the player made a significant impact last season following his release by Grimsby Town.

“I think the lad really wants to be with the club again this season, but the prospects of travelling down from Grimsby for up to three times each week, is a bit problematic.

“Hopefully we can solve the problem.

“Tom Waumsley and Charley Sanders have agreed terms, so that leaves the mid-field formation to be sorted.

“I am already amid talks with players and hope to have confirmation from them within the next few days.”

The manager has also confirmed the arrival of Chris Rawlinson from Lincoln United as his assistant.

Other than Adam Jackson, other players departing the Tulips are mid-field pair Dan Lawlor and Dan Banister, who have dropped down a league to join newly promoted UCL Divsion One side Peterborough Sports.

Meanwhile, Sam Murphy who appears to be hovering between Stamford and Wisbech Town.

Away from the playing arena, it was revealed following a meeting on Monday evening, that Andy Gay has agreed to take over the vacant position of chairman, a post he stepped down from in January following a new work regime.

This time, however, the position will be a non-executive one which will not involve him in the day-to day running of the club.

A new, and important position to be introduced is that of marketing and media, with the reins taken by Jake Whiteley, who has been associated with the club for the past few seasons.

Club director and vice-chairman Eddie Reeve said: “We are delighted by the way things are developing at the club.

“In recent years we have not been fully focussed for the beginning of a new season, but we intend to be fully on the ball this year. Things are falling into place day by day.”