Smith out and Banister in for Tulips

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Gregg Smith has ended his short spell at Spalding United.

The striker signed for Stamford just a few weeks after arriving at the Sir Halley Stewart Field from King’s Lynn Town.

Manager Pat Rayment said: “His time with us was too short to say it hasn’t worked out but we need players to come in and hit the ground running.

“Unfortunately, Gregg was only able to play one game before a three-match suspension and then he came back into our side.

“He had been playing at Step Three so maybe dropping down didn’t suit him.

“Stamford came in and it was in the best interests of everyone involved for him to join them.”

Meanwhile, Spalding have brought in Dan Banister from St Ives Town.

He came through the youth system at Northampton Town and also played at Corby Town.

Rayment added: “I tried to sign him last year.

“He’s a midfielder who can also play at right-back with a lot of energy and he has very good technique going forward.

“We need more players with that energy and enthusiasm who can make an impact.

“If they don’t do that then they will be out of the door within an hour of the final whistle.”