Grantham Town bosses say final piece of ‘jigsaw’ is in place

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Grantham Town’s joint managers Ian Robinson and Gary Sucharewycz have collated the final pieces of their “jigsaw” which make up the 18-man squad for next season.

The managerial pair this week added a final forward and midfielder to their line-up, having lured Romaine Graham and Paolo Piliero away from relegated Eastwood Town.

Robinson said that the last two additions to the squad would be important for the way they wish the Gingerbreads to play next season.

He said: “With these two signings, we have done what we wanted in terms of squad building. Adding a striker and a midfield player gives us the quality, balance and competition for places everywhere that we wanted.

“The options we have up front now will worry a lot of defences.”

The final two pieces in the puzzle came after Grantham agreed terms with goalkeeper Dan Haystead who has been released by Boston United.

Sucharewycz said: “A new manager brought in his own player and Dan was surplus to requirements. He brings a lot of experience with him and is prepared to fight for the shirt.”

Haystead will be vying for the number one shirt with Jake Turner who eased fans’ favourite James Martin out of the six-yard box and the club.

Sucharewycz said: “We could only keep one of James or Jake. It came down to the performances Jake put in over the last few games of the season.”

Robinson said they were excited to see what the new squad will deliver: “That’s our business done. We set out to have a smaller squad and have got the players that we wanted to bring to The Meres within 
the budget we have been given.”