All change at Mildenhall Town as boss Christian Appleford signs trio
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It’s been quite a hectic time at Mildenhall Town just recently as Hall boss Christian Appleford has made three new signings, and allowed two players to leave Recreation Way.
Following an indifferent start to the season which saw some mixed league results as well as a disappointing 2-1 FA Vase exit to Fakenham Town, ambitious Appleford has acted by mixing up the personnel in his playing squad.
Kelvin Enaro, Ross Bailey, and a familiar figure in Richard Logan have all joined forces with the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division side – Mildenhall thrashed Wivenhoe Town 5-1 on Saturday.
Leaving the club is centre-half Adam Murray, who has joined Cambridge City, and attacking player Craig Nurse, who has joined league rivals Walsham le Willows on a month’s loan.
Skilful forward Enaro has signed from Kershaw Premier side Cottenham United, and Appleford is particularly excited what the new signing has to offer.
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“Kelvin has played a lot higher level football in the London and Cambridge areas and he came on Saturday with 20 minutes to go and tore them to shreds,” declared the Hall boss.
“He can play wide right, wide left, or through the middle, he’s an attacking player who is very skilful, has quick feet, and has pace.
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“Provided we can keep hold of him, he’ll be a great signing for us.”
Enaro came off the bench for a cameo performance in the resounding win against Wivenhoe – where strikers Adam Burroughs (hat-trick) and Steve Holder (two) scored all five goals between them – but is set to start tonight’s Suffolk Premier Cup first round game at Needham Market (KO 7.45pm).
Striker Logan is another who might get a chance to impress on his recent return to the club, having transferred across from league rivals Hadleigh United.
Logan enjoyed a brief but successful spell at Recreation Way last season amid unsettled spells at Bury Town and Needham Market, as well as Hadleigh United, but Appleford has vowed to get the best out of a striker the boss likes working with.
“After leaving Needham last season, Richard came to us and played with a smile on his face,” added Appleford.
“He scored goals, the fans loved him, and he then went to Hadleigh where he got a league winner’s medal but it’s good to see him back.”
With Logan, Burroughs, Holder, Enaro, Harrison Ford, Aaron Turner, and Allicion Blake to choose from, Appleford, who has also added Bury Town central midfielder Bailey to his ranks on dual registration forms, certainly has all kinds of firepower and options to pick from in an attacking sense.
“It makes my job difficult, but easier in a way too,” said the boss.
“Certain games suit certain players, but they’ve all got good attitudes and all have different strengths.”
Mildenhall will hope to cause an upset in the Premier Cup tonight, as will Thurlow Nunn side Ipswich Wanderers, who host Conference North outfit Lowestoft Town at Humber Doucy Lane.