Eze and Oulton to leave Poppies?

Kettering Town defender Henry Eze is in talks with King's Lynn Town

Kettering Town defender Henry Eze is in talks with King's Lynn Town

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Kettering Town central defender Henry Eze could be on his way King’s Lynn Town.

The Poppies have confirmed the Evo-Stik Northern League Premier Division side made a seven-day approach for last season’s player-of-the-year yesterday (Wednesday).

And another player could also be on his way out of Latimer Park with Ross Oulton looking set to rejoin Daventry Town, the club he left to sign for Kettering during the summer.

The Poppies’ Southern League Division One Central rivals also put in their seven-day approach for Oulton yesterday and Kettering have confirmed the midfielder has made clear his intention to talk to them once it expires next week.

The news on the two potential departures comes after one was confirmed with goalkeeper Nick Bennion, who has been behind Jamie McAlindon in the pecking order, set to join another of the Poppies’ league rivals Rugby Town.

A statement from the Poppies confirmed joint-managers Thomas Baillie and Scott Machin may well be given the licence to strengthen the squad should Eze and Oulton leave.

The statement said: “We would like to thank Nick (Bennion) for his professional approach during his time with the club and we are sure he will be a favourite with Rugby Town.

“We have always stated that if a club from a higher level is forthcoming we would not stand in the player’s way and matters between Henry (Eze) and King’s Lynn will take their course.

“Ross (Oulton) has found it difficult to settle into a new environment so has possibly made up his mind to leave, having informed the club of his intention to talk to Daventry when the seven days is up.

“Joint-managers Scott Machin and Thomas Baillie, whilst happy with the residual squad, may now well have the capacity within the budget to strengthen the squad further, if required.”

The Poppies are back on league duty this weekend when they head to AFC Hayes on Saturday before taking on St Ives Town at Latimer Park on Tuesday night.