Vickers not sure how long return will last

Pete Vickers
Pete Vickers

Wellingborough fly-half Pete Vickers claims he does not know how long his current stay at the club will last.

The former club captain returned to the side last week for the 11-9 victory over Biggleswade having spent the last few years playing National League rugby with Southend and Ampthill.

He rejoined the Cut Throat Lane outfit in a bid to help them avoid relegation from Midlands Two East (South).

They currently sit at the foot of the table having been hit with a 15-point deduction by the RFU for failing to identify the player responsible for throwing a punch in a game last season.

It is a tough task but one Vickers is sure they can succeed in.

“I’m fully confident we can stay up,” he said.

“It’s definitely something we can do.

“Judging by the game against Biggleswade I know we can grind out results.

“I never thought we were going to lose that game but we made it difficult for ourselves. And that’s something we need to sort out.

“The position of the club is a real shame and that is the reason I came back.

“I don’t want to see the club go down and I want to do what I can to help them stay up.

“But I can say in all honesty I haven’t decided what is going to happen next season.

“At the moment it is just for the short term but who knows.

“If we do go down I will probably want to stay on and help them come back up.

“But we’ll have to see what happens.”

Joining Vickers in making a return to Wellingborough is Kev Osborne.

The front row man spent the last few seasons with neighbours Kettering but has been persuaded to pull on the white and red shirt by his old director of rugby George Shipman.

“Kev will be back in the side this week,” Shipman explained.

“He’s been training with us and he looks good.

“He stopped playing at the end of last season.

“I think he felt he had done his bit and he also had a new job which meant he couldn’t really commit.

“I’ve been talking to him for a while and trying to persuade him to come back.

“Now things have changed slightly with work and he is keen to come and help us out.

“It’s great to have him with us.”

Wellingborough play host to inconsistent Lutterworth this weekend and will look to improve their current league position which sees them sit three points behind Biggleswade and eight behind Oadby Wyggestonians.