Guentchev in, Godbold out at Lowestoft

LUBOMIR Guentchev, son of former Ipswich Town striker Bontcho Guentchev, is set to sign for play-off chasing Lowestoft Town with the long-serving Jamie Godbold having signed for Needham Market.

Attacking midfielder Guentchev has been released from Hendon and is set to return to the area where his dad became such a fans’ favourite.

With Lowestoft having just six league games left, Guentchev could be a key addition as they look to secure a play-off place in the Ryman League Premier Division.

Town boss Mick Chapman said: “Lubo is a quality player and certainly someone we are interested in. We would love to get him on board and we are looking to talk to him this week to try and a get a deal sorted out. He is someone who can come straight into our matchday squad as we try and secure a play-off place.”

Hendon, who are 14th in Lowestoft’s league, confirmed that Guentchev had been released by the club, seemingly paving a way for him to join the Trawlerboys.


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Hendon boss Gary McCann said Guentchev was keen to move back to the area after he lived there with his family and spent time with Ipswich as a youngster.

McCann added: “The management team would like to thank Lubo for his efforts during his time with Hendon. We have found it very rewarding to see him progress, and he has matured greatly as a player, particularly over the past 12-18 months, and he has been a joy to work with.”

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Meanwile, Lowestoft have allowed long-serving midfielder Jamie Godbold – their captain and a key player during recent promotions – to join Needham Market on loan.

Needham manager Danny Laws, whose side are chasing promotion from the Ryman League Division One North n their first season at Step Four level, said: “To have been able to bring in a player of Jamie’s experience and calibre at this stage of the season is a boost to our promotion prospects and his arrival will undoubtedly give a lift to the players already at the club, who in recent seasons have seen at first hand what qualities he brings to the party.”

Godbold goes straight into the squad for this evening’s tough away fixture at Potters Bar Town.

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