Macca’s back - Grantham Town re-sign Nwadike

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GRANTHAM Town have moved swiftly to replace the departed Steve Towers with former Gingerbread Emeka Nwadike.

Towers changed his mind and went to Worksop Town, allowing Gingerbreads joint managers Jimmy Albans and Wayne Hallcro to go after “Macca”.

Thirty-three-year-old Macca comes from the same Conference North background and returns to The Meres after an absence of 12 years.

Macca made his debut in the County Cup game against Scunthorpe United in the 1998-9 season and was one of the few successes of that season and remained at The Meres into the next season, making 56 appearances and scoring three goals in the process.

He left to join King’s Lynn before playing Blue Square North football for Alfreton Town, Worcester City and AFC Telford United. After an injury hit spell at Gainsborough Trinity, Macca spent most of last season at Mickleover Sports.

Albans said Macca would be a great signing for Grantham: “To be honest, Macca probably fits our style of play better than Steve Towers would have done.”