TULIPS: Soham swoop for defender Duncliffe

Tulips exit: JP Duncliffe
Tulips exit: JP Duncliffe
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SPALDING United have been hit by the departure of defender JP Duncliffe to Soham Town Rangers.

The talented right back, who was part of Deeping Rangers’ UCL Premier Division title-winning team in 2007, has been a regular for the Tulips the season.

But Spalding’s caretaker management team of Bob Don-Duncan and Danny Hussey have made a move for Boston United winger Liam Ogden.

The left sider featured for Don-Duncan when he was boss of Boston Town, but moved on to the Pilgrims’ reserve side after his departure in 2010.

Hussey said: “JP was great in the dressing room and is a big character, we’re sad to lose him.

“But a few of his close friends play for Soham and that has clearly turned his head.

“He left with a handshake and we’ll keep his registration if the move doesn’t work out for him.

“We’ve got seven days in for Ogden and are also targeting a few other players that I can’t mention at the moment.”

Although player/coach Hussey and caretaker manager Don-Duncan are preparing for Saturday’s trip to Yaxley (3pm), it remains unclear if they will stay at the helm long-term.

Hussey admits that there are still plenty of rumours doing the rounds regarding the role, but is fully focused on getting three points at Leading Drove.

The Spalding Guardian understands that available duo Pat Rayment and Martyn Lakin are interested in the role, while Lincoln Moorlands Railway boss Danny George and Blackstones supremo Darren Jarvis are also believed to be potential candidates.

The Tulips hope to welcome back Troy Farden to their midfield after he missed Tuesday’s 0-0 draw at Sleaford.

• Former Tulip Jammal Shahin has signed for UCL Premier Division side Boston Town.