Jelleyman in u-turn as he opts for Spalding

Gareth Jelleyman has joined Spalding United, despite it being reported last week that he had returned to Corby Town
Gareth Jelleyman has joined Spalding United, despite it being reported last week that he had returned to Corby Town

Gareth Jelleyman appears to have made a u-turn by joining Spalding United after it was previously reported he had returned to Corby Town.

Steelmen boss Tommy Wright revealed last week that the experienced left-back, who was club captain at Steel Park before leaving late on in the season, had returned for the new season in a player-coach capacity.

But it has now been confirmed in Lincolnshire that Jelleyman has instead signed for last season’s ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division champions in a similar role to the one he was set to take up at Corby.

Spalding romped to the UCL crown during last season under the guidance of former Steelmen player and manager Pat Rayment and are preparing for their first season at the next step up.

Full story in Thursday’s Corby Telegraph