Parker: Why I chose Leiston

Bury Town's Craig Parker

Bury Town's Craig Parker

Craig Parker admitted the prospect of teaming up again with Danny Laws convinced him to join Leiston.

Craig Parker admitted the prospect of teaming up again with Danny Laws convinced him to join Leiston.

Parker signed for the Ryman Premier League club on a one-year deal, Leiston fighting off a plethora of interested parties for the highly-rated 26-year-old goal-scoring midfielder.

Laws and Parker were together at Needham Market for three seasons, before Parker moved to Chelmsford City, then on loan to Bury Town last season.

“I’ll be honest I had quite a few options,” Parker said.


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“But the chance to work again with Danny was key to my decision. Leiston are ambitious, Danny is ambitious. They don’t want to just settle for a mid-table finish and nor do I.

“Andy Crisp, David Bugg and Danny all impressed me with their thoughts and I’ve really liked what I have seen of Leiston.”

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Laws was delighted to get his man.

“I’m really pleased to have Craig on board,” Leiston boss Laws said.

“I first knew him as a 16-year-old and he was with me at Needham Market for a successful spell.

“He’s a player I have always admired and it is a massive signing for the club.

“Craig has done his home work and he knows what’s what as regards Leiston.”

Leiston chairman Andy Crisp added: “To be able to attract the likes of Craig Parker, as well as Adam Tann and Joe Francis says much about our ambition and much about the contacts and respect Danny Laws has.”

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