STMI Skrill Guide Welling Utd
Welling manager Jamie Day has brought in one permanent signing and two season long loans from Cambridge and Exeter City. Many could argue that Welling are just happy to be here after turning themselves from financial basket cases in 2010 to Champions of the Blue Square South last season. But this is the division of the underdogs where every big stage is a cup final.
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|Formation||4-4-2 / 4-5-1|
|Position 2012/13||BSS Champions|
|STMI Forecast||Survival Battle|
Jamie had played for the club between 2004 and 2007 but returned in his current player manager capacity in 2009. He saw the Wings through the financial upheaval and steadily developed a decent attacking side that came to fruition last season to take the BSS Championship. They play good football and have a tight bond, so it makes sense to reward them with a crack at the big time.
Funds are obviously a contributing factor and the desire to stay solvent in the face of some big budgets has seen a cautious approach when it comes to strengthening for the marathon ahead. Tony Acheampong’s sale to Barnet will come in useful although the five figure sum does have some add-ons attached. Two season-long defensive loans see Doug Bergqvist arrive from Exeter City and Blaine Hudson from Cambridge. The only permanent new deal comes in midfield with Callum Webb joining from Bishop’s Stortford.
Top scorer Ross Lafayette (19 goals), long-serving wing-back Loui Fazakerley and goalkeeper Sam Mott are the inspirational heart of a largely unchanged side that will hope to step up to the next level. Loick Pires has also returned after a season long loan at Woking to help a side that scores from all over the park.
The Wings have been in the Conference Premier before but were relegated on 2000. New, supposedly smaller sides do tend to survive first time around in this League, as players raise their game at the big stages, not to mention treating every game as a cup final. The big sides are regularly scalped in a division that has become a bit of a bookies nightmare. STMI wish the Wings well.
|26th June||Callum Webb||Bishop’s Stort||Mid||Free|
|26th June||Tony Acheampong||Barnet||Def||Undis|
The Wings Squad 2013/14
1 Sam Mott, 18 Lee Butcher, Jamie Turner
2 Loui Fazakerley, 3 Jack Obersteller, 5 Fraser Franks, 6 Doug Bergqvist,
14 Blaine Hudson, 16 Connor McLaren, 19 Joe Obsteller, 23 Barney Williams,
4 Jake Gallagher, 8 Lee Clarke, 15 Alex Dyer, 17 Callum Webb, 20 Sam Corn, 27 Jamie Day
7 Kiernan Hughes-Mason, 9 Kurtis Guthrie, 10 Ross Lafayette, 11 Loick Pires,
22 Malik Ouani, 24 Malachi Hudson, 25 Luis Cumbers, 33 Joe Healy
Posted on August 8, 2013, in 2013/14 Skrill Premier Guides, Writers - Neil Gentleman-Hobbs and tagged Welling United FC Skrill Premier Guide 2013/14, Welling United FC Squad & transfer guide 2013/14. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.