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Holbeach United retain the services of goalkeeper Rick Drury, vice-captain Jon Fairweather and striker Jonny Lockie

Holbeach United have secured the services of three key players for the coming United Counties League campaign.

Highly-rated goalkeeper Rick Drury, defensive lynchpin Jon Fairweather and talented frontman Jonny Lockie have all agreed terms to stay at Carter’s Park for another season.

They follow skipper Spencer Tinkler who became the first player to commit to the Tigers last week, much to delight of new Holbeach boss Phil Barnes.

Jon Fairweather.
Jon Fairweather.

Barnes said: “I am really pleased to get Jonno, Rick and Jonny to commit for another season. It’s brilliant news.

“Jonno’s our vice-captain who’s an experienced player. He’s one of the best defenders in the league and has been for a number of years now.

“Rick’s such a consistent goalkeeper, week in, week out, who has been with the club for a number of seasons.

“Jonny’s a young talented lad and I’m sure there were other clubs after him, but he had a decent season last year and was getting a number of goals and hopefully he will continue in that vein when we get started again.

“I’m sure he’s ambitious and wants to play higher, but I think a lot of players at his age go too high, too quickly and end up on the substitutes bench. There’s nothing better than playing regularly.”

Fairweather was Holbeach’s marquee signing last summer when he joined the Tigers from Wisbech after being part of the Fenmen side which had secured promotion in the 2017/18 campaign to the Northern Premier League.

Rick Drury.
Rick Drury.

He was a virtual ever-present for the Tigers last term and won the club’s players’ player of the year accolade and was joint winner of the supporters’ award with Adam Jackson at their presentation night.

Goalkeeper Drury is staying with the Tigers for a sixth successive campaign having established himself as one of the most consistent performers in the league.

He has already gone down in Tigers folklore for his memorable injury-time equaliser with an overhead kick in their FA Cup clash with Worcester City at Carter’s Park in 2015.

Lockie joined the Tigers towards the end of the 2018/19 season from near neighbours and league rivals Deeping Rangers.

The former Spalding United protege made more than 30 appearances for the Tigers last season and netted 18 goals.

Jonny Lockie.
Jonny Lockie.

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