Godmanchester Rovers hoping to hold onto their ‘unsung hero’ Jack Watson after interest from higher-level clubs

Jack Watson has left Godmanchester Rovers.

Jack Watson has left Godmanchester Rovers. - Credit: Archant

Godmanchester Rovers boss Matt Clements is desperate to hold onto ‘unsung hero’ Jack Watson.

The classy midfielder has attracted interest from two higher-level clubs and Clements admits it would be a huge blow to Rovers’ promotion hopes to lose him.

Watson is a key member of a Godmanchester side which sits fourth in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division.

Clements admitted: “We’ve had two approaches in for Jack from clubs at Step 3 and Step 4.

“While I would never wish to stand in the way of a player moving onto a higher level if it was right for him, I would be gutted to lose Jack.

“He is a big part of the team and a real unsung hero in the centre of the park. He does a lot of work that can often go unnoticed, but other teams have spotted his talent.

“Hopefully we can persuade Jack to stay as interest from higher clubs will still be there in the summer.

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“We could be playing at Step 4 ourselves next season. We’re chasing promotion and we’re still involved in three cups so it could be a great few months for the club.”

Rovers saw a second successive home game postponed last Saturday when a fourth-versus-second clash against Felixstowe & Walton fell victim to a frozen pitch.

They will hope to return to league action when making the long trip to FC Clacton this Saturday.

They also face a cup quarter-final for the second successive Tuesday when travelling to Peterborough Sports – the table-topping United Counties League Division One team who possess the only remaining 100 per cent in the top 10 levels of English football – for a rearranged Hinchingbrooke Cup tie.