Leiston add Tom Wray to summer signings
LEISTON have added a third signing to their squad ahead of their first season in the Ryman League Premier Division.
Manager Mark Morsley has landed the signature of Brantham Athletic centre back Tom Wray, a former Leeds United Academy player who has also appeared for three semi-professional clubs in his native Northern Ireland, on a two-year deal.
Morsley said: “Tom works for Brantham chairman Peter Crowhurst’s firm, but his intention has always been to move up to a higher level.
“He is good friends with Nathan Munson, our goalkeeping coach who was previously at Brantham, and I think Steve Foley’s appointment as head coach turned his head.
”He is a good age, with good experience and a great lad who fits in with the criteria I am looking for. I know there were other clubs in the frame to sign him, but he was keen to join us.”
You may also want to watch:
The 27-year-old, who follows Brantham Athletic striker Ollie Mann and Needham Market midfielder Danny Thrower, joined Brantham during the 2010/11 season and played a key role in the Suffolk side finishing third in the Ridgeons League Premier Division last season.
Wray, who had two trials with Ipswich Town as a youngster, subsequently joined Leeds United and played for the Yorkshire side at both Under-17 and Under-19 level.
- 1 Couple fear they will never sell home after A12 upgrade outside
- 2 Can Town kick on now? Predictions for the next five league games
- 3 Teen among two arrested in armed police incident
- 4 Suffolk man guilty of raping schoolgirl and facing jail sentence
- 5 Jail for man who threatened to 'do a Raoul Moat' and kill police
- 6 Man airlifted to hospital after suffering serious leg injuries in crash
- 7 'We have formed a successful partnership' - Morsy on his Evans reunion
- 8 Britain's poshest train set to return to Ipswich
- 9 Things to do in Suffolk this weekend with friends and family
- 10 Suffolk shops struggling to secure fresh meat as CO2 concerns deepen
He then moved back home and played for three Irish clubs – Institute, Dungannon FC and Ballymena – and appeared in the Intertoto Cup against Keflavik FC of Iceland and the Irish Cup final for Dungannon FC against Lingfield, before returning to England.