Histon captain on the verge of leaving

PUBLISHED: 11:19 29 June 2009 | UPDATED: 14:16 04 March 2010

HISTON captain Mathew Mitchel King is expected to sign for Crewe Alexandra, following a medical.

The Histon captain has made no secret of his desire to obtain full time football and after speaking with a number of clubs has selected Crewe Alexandra a club fellow player Patrick Ada joined just three weeks ago.

HISTON captain Mathew Mitchel King is expected to sign for Crewe Alexandra, following a medical.

The Histon captain has made no secret of his desire to obtain full time football and after speaking with a number of clubs has selected Crewe Alexandra a club fellow player Patrick Ada joined just three weeks ago.

Mathew has been an ever-present member of the Histon team since arriving from Ridgeons League side Mildenhall Town establishing himself as one of the best centre backs in the league then forming a brilliant central midfield partnership with Josh Simpson again proving his versatility and value to the team. His departure has not come as a shock to anyone at the club but is still a disappointment.

Manager Steve Fallon said “Mat has done fantastic for us and will be a big loss but we fully understand it's an opportunity for full time league football and no one would begrudge anyone that chance, we wish him every success at Crewe, I have no doubt he could well go on again and play even higher”.

Chairman Gareth Baldwin spoke of the club's plans going forward now that three of last year's squad have left for pastures new, “I think this season will provide the opportunity that some players have been looking for with Mat going it opens the door for JK [John Kennedy] and Neil Andrews to fill that void.

“We have to look to replace Mat so once again we will look to the expertise that Steve and John have offered the club finding players like Cliff Akurang, Patrick Ada, Mat Mitchel King, Danny Wright, Jack Midson, Gareth Gwillim and Lanre Oyebanjo. All these players who have joined us have found it's a great platform to show what you can do with a chance to get a move to a higher level. I think we have to be realistic that clubs at our level will always have clubs from a higher level looking at their players and after the year we had last season that has been highlighted with three of our best players moving into full time football.

“But that's how it works, we have taken players from leagues below the Conference and they have taken that opportunity and done very well. I have no doubt Michael Frew and Nathan Bowden-Haas will do very well for us this year along with the two or three other players we hope to bring in."

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