Duo sign new deals at Needham

TWO Needham Market players have signed new deals with the club while another looks set to leave Bloomfields.

James Evans and Pip Boyland have penned new deals at the club, committing themselves for the 2011/12 campaign, with newly-appointed club vice-captain Boyland signing an option for a further year.

Manager Danny Laws was quick to acknowledge the contribution the two players had made as both adapted quickly to their new environment in the Ryman Football League last season.

“I’m delighted to have secured the services of James Evans, he has been a loyal servant to this football club and to me in particular and I think he will have benefited significantly from the experience of having played at this level for a season now, and I fully expect him to continue to kick on next year and play a key role in what we hope will be a further push for promotion ”

Asked about Boyland’s elevation to club vice-captain, Laws added: “Pip Boyland is a player who has improved year on year and aside from his playing ability and the attributes he brings to the team, his enthusiasm, professionalism and desire rubs off on those around him, on the field and off.

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“With Craig Parker having left the club Pip was the natural choice and I know he will fulfil the role in exactly the manner I would expect of him.”

Meanwhile, Danny Thrower has indicated that he wishes to leave Needham Market and further his playing career elsewhere. Whilst the club are disappointed with the news, it would seem that the player’s mind has been made up and with that in mind he has been circulated as available for transfer.

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A talented and popular player, Thrower joined Needham Market some five years ago and has become part of the furniture at Bloomfields, playing a key role in the club’s successes, not least the Ridgeons League and Cup double in season 2009/10.

The club will look to secure a transfer fee for the player after he signed a one-year contract, with an option for a further year, at the start of the 2010/11 campaign, the club electing to take up the option at the end last season.

Interested parties should contact either club chairman David Bugg or general manager Andy Gould.

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