Ryan in Magpies reward
Ryan Dovell has forced the hand of boss Ashley Vickers and looks
set to be offered a deal at the county town club.
The former Bridport ace, who finished as the Bees’ leading
marksman last season, has impressed during pre-season and scored
two goals in the process.
Fellow trialists Harrison Bell and Nathan Peprah-Annan have also
done enough to secure permanent stays at the Avenue Stadium while
goalkeeper Simon Evans is on the verge of sealing a return from
crisis club Rushden & Diamonds.
Vickers said: “We’re keen to keep Ryan as he can play
in so many positions. It’s a question of finances and sorting
everything so that everyone feels valued.
“Hopefully we’ll also sort out a deal for Simon and
get Harrison, who has agreed terms, signed on.
“We’ve just got to sort things out with Rushden regarding
Simon. With them being in administration he needs to register with
the PFA and hopefully get his contract cancelled.
“Nathan will also be getting an offer and hopefully he’ll
The Dorchester Town chief is also keen to retain the services of
youngsters such as Aston Butcher, Lloyd Beals and George Kimber,
providing they are happy to receive little in the way of financial
He added: “If they play in the first team then they will
be rewarded financially but until that time comes they probably
won’t be getting any rewards in monetary terms.
“What they will get is excellent coaching and good experience
to help them progress.”
Meanwhile, a more youthful Magpies side lost 5-2 at Poole Town
last night. Experienced duo Dovell and Steve Devlin got the goals
for the visitors, who also handed 45 minutes to James Coutts, Ben
Dickenson and Chris Flood.
Tomorrow, the rest of the first-team will be back in action against
Blue Square Bet South rivals Thurrock at the Avenue Stadium (3pm).
Midfielder Ashley Nicholls (septic tooth) is a doubt for the pre-season
clash, which was arranged prior to the Fleet’s reprieve from