There have been more comings and goings at Grantham Town this week – and it is all good news for the Gingerbreads says joint boss Ian Robinson.
Following the arrival of ex-Boston United front man Charley Sanders, who made his debut last Saturday, Grantham have secured the services of another former Pilgrim in midfield – Anton Foster – who was on show at The Meres on Tuesday night.
Robinson said: “He showed what he can do for us. He can provide legs and ability in midfield. He’ll be a big bonus for us.
“Anton Foster is a great honest footballer with a great workrate. His experience, including winning this league with Eastwood, will benefit the whole club.
“We have looked laboured at times recently in the middle. Anton will give us the example of how to play to lift us out of that. Anton will also help us to help the back four as he holds the ball well and keeps things ticking over in midfield.
“We expect that his example will rub off on the rest of the players around him and lift the whole team as a result. He has an infectious way of playing to bring to the side.”
Further tweaking to the squad has seen the Gingerbreads let go of Gary King of whom Robinson said he had fitness doubts along with the striker’s “temperament issues”.
But Grantham have held on to the impressive Ash Burbeary, despite interest from higher teams with better offers.
Robinson said: “Ash has been the subject of approaches from Alfreton and North Ferriby. Keeping him at the club is a major coup for us. We have had to push the boat out a bit to make that happen. Ash has stuck to the offer he made to us and likewise, we have stuck to what we offered him. He has shown exactly the sort of loyalty that he came to the club with a reputation for.”
After losing in injury time at Frickley Athletic on Saturday and being dumped out of the league cup on Tuesday, Robinson looked to tomorrow’s game against Ashton United at The Meres: “Ashton United are very much like us this season. They can beat anyone, but they can also be beaten by anyone. They are a physical side, as we are, so we expect a hard fought game.”