FC boss bolsters squad after losing king Leon

Craig Faulconbridge is angry at losing another key player

Craig Faulconbridge is angry at losing another key player

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Craig Faulconbridge says he is bitterly disappointed after one of his key players Leon Osei left the club to join Biggleswade.

While he has been buoyed by the double signing of Slough’s Stuart Bryant and Leighton Town’s Ben Gallant, Faulconbridge says he is getting fed up of losing players to big-spending rivals.

“We have lost Leon, he’s gone to Biggleswade and is getting a salary from them,” Faulconbridge said.

“I say salary because that’s exactly what it is with the amount of money they’re offering him.

“We just can’t compete with that. It’s the fifth or sixth player I’ve lost now to other teams and to be honest it’s really starting to rankle with me because I can’t seem to put a team together.”

Faulconbridge says his last words to departing players are always the same ‘I’ll speak to you in a few weeks’ as invariably they want to come back.

“I always say to players the grass is never greener,” Faulconbridge added.

“I’ll always wish players the best and I’ll always let players speak to clubs but they always want to come back, because we’re not too bad here you know.”

On a positive note the boss is delighted with the signings of attacking midfielder Bryant and striker Gallant.

“Stuart comes in from Slough and will add a new dimension to our play as an attacking force,” the Moles boss added.

“Ben is someone I’ve been chasing for a while now. He’s an industrious centre forward and he’s got good pace and I’m really happy to be able to bring him in.”

While Tuesday night’s proposed home match against Godalming was a victim of the weather, new signing Bryant will get the chance to face his old club twice in a matter of days as FC travel to Slough on Saturday before welcoming them to Aylesbury on Tuesday night (weather permitting).