Spalding United boss Pat Rayment is keen to sign free agent Pat Bexfield to boost the club’s ChromaSport & Trophies….
….United Counties League Premier Division title challenge.
Rayment, a Peterborough United player as a youngster, hopes to draft in the 24-year-old player who was recently released by Evo-Stik Northern Premier League First Division South high-flyers King’s Lynn Town after only a month at The Walks.
Bexfield, who spent time in the Norwich City youth set-up, specialises as a right-back but can also play in a number of other positions. He had a happier spell at Lynn earlier in his career and has also played for Corby Town and Cambridge City.
“I’m always on the lookout for quality additions to the squad – and I feel Pat falls into that category,” said Rayment.
“He has the ability to fill several roles and it is important to have that versatility in a squad.”
Rayment was delighted by the debut display of new left-back Josh Freeman in a Tuesday night`s friendly defeat against Blue Square Bet North side Histon.
But former Notts County and Grimsby Town youngster Freeman’s arrival has been followed by the departure of fellow left-back Callum Earls.
He has moved to UCL Division One side Oadby Town – a team Spalding dumped out of the FA Vase under a fortnight ago.
Rayment said the club had received a seven-day notice of approach last week but he hadn’t given it too much thought. So it was a shock when he got the phone call on Wednesday to say Earls was going.
Asked whether Earls had probably caught Oadby’s eye in the 3-2 Vase win, Rayment said: “Absolutely – without a doubt.
“Callum is a very good player.
“There are still a lot of flaws in his game but I’m sorry to see him go.
“I do find the timing a strange one with us having a big Vase game next week.”