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Jackson back at Holbeach but Braithwaite leaves

Centre half Nick Jackson is back at Holbeach United after leaving in pre-season to play for Boston Town.

Jackson is the second player to leave Tattershall Road for Carter’s Park in recent weeks after striker Fraser Bayliss also joined the Tigers.

However, Joe Braithwaite has left the club after joining in the summer summer.

Nick Jackson. (37990162)
Nick Jackson. (37990162)

But Holbeach still have plenty of options in defence with the likes of Jonno Fairweather, Jack Withers and Spencer Tinkler being joined again by Jackson.

Holbeach manager Phil Barnes said: “Luckily for us Nick brings with him a lot of defensive quality.

“He’s got a lot of experience at this level, and he’s another leader for us on the pitch.

“He looks to play football and with him being at the club last year he has a good relationship with a lot of the players at the club already, so he can come in and try to help us with the way we’re playing.

“That’s now the second signing from Boston (Town) after Fraser (Bayliss) but I did want Fraser to sign at the start of the season, and he was always one of my targets to sign.

“Fraser wanted to stay local at the start of the season, but he decided to come to us after seeing what we were trying to achieve.Nick left us at the start of the season for Boston for an offer he couldn’t refuse, but he has since had a change of heart and that’s nice for us because it shows that we must be doing something right.

“He’s always enjoyed his time at Holbeach, and hopefully now he’s back he can continue to do so.

“We’ve had a bit of change in this off-period with Joe Braithwaite moving on, and Tom Smith having work commitments which will stop him playing as much, which will be a loss as he’s good on the pitch and in the changing room environment.”

Holbeach are hoping their United Counties League Premier Division campaign will resume after coronavirus restrictions on Boxing Day as they look to welcome a new-look Pinchbeck United to Carter’s Park.

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