Comings and goings at Bloomfields as Laws re-shapes squad

NEEDHAM Market manager Danny Laws has already begun the rebuilding process with his squad, with a number of comings and goings at Bloomfields.

After discussions at the weekend Laws has revealed that defender Darcy De’ath and midfielders Duane Wright and Bradley Barber have all agreed to renew their deals for the coming season, despite the latter attracting interest from league rivals AFC Sudbury.

Sudbury manager Chris Tracey remains confident of persuading Barber to move across Suffolk to join the Yellows, but Laws on the contrary, appears confident the player will be going nowhere and took the opportunity to praise the midfielder, who grabbed nine goals in the last Ryman League Division One North campaign.

“Bradley Barber has resigned with the club and obviously we are delighted with that,” stated Laws.

“As a centre midfielder you have to be creative, athletic and excel with that added responsibility and for me Bradley has epitomised that for us.

“He has been the most consistent player we have at the club and has been a level above everyone else.

“As well as Bradley, Daune Wright and Darcy De’ath have also signed on for another year which is great because they are important members of the squad.

Meanwhile, wingers Deakin Napier and Scott Chaplin have left the club after mutually agreeing to terminate their contracts, despite both having a further year to run on them.

“Unfortunately we have had to move on Deakin Napier and Scott Chaplin,” Laws added.

“For Deakin, travelling became a problem and we agreed he could move on, we respect his wishes and wish him well.

“I had a good chat with Scott and we agreed that he needs to find a club that can guarantee him a starting place in their team because it his age he must be playing week in week out.

“Both were contracted to the end of next season but all parties agreed for them to be terminated to allow them to move on.”