Danny Waldren returns to Welling United: I have worked with Mark Goldberg for years and there are players here who I have always shared a special bond with. I look forward to getting down to business with them straight away
WELLING UNITED manager Mark Goldberg has re-signed central midfielder Danny Waldren.
The 29-year-old has left the circus at their Vanarama National League South rivals Billericay Town, who have lost the services of manager Harry Wheeler and owner Glenn Tamplin appointed Jamie O’Hara as their new manager two days ago, before announcing yesterday on social media that he has put the Essex club up for sale.
Waldren played a key role in helping Goldberg win the Conference South title for Bromley in April 2015.
“It’s an absolute pleasure to be back and be a Wings man again,” Waldren told www.wellingunited.com.
“This is a new chapter now with Welling. I have worked with Mark for years and there are players here who I have always shared a special bond with. I look forward to getting down to business with them straight away.”
Welling United welcome Isthmian League South Central side Chipstead to Park View Road on Saturday (15:00), as they get their FA Cup campaign underway in the Second Qualifying Round.
Tamplin said on Twitter that he “has suffered a huge amount of abuse and over the time I have been here I have learnt to ride it and ignore it, now this abuse has turned to my family including my sixteen-year-old son is enough!
“All he has wanted was to prove through hard work and dedication he has earned his place in the squad and to see the abuse he has suffered online is heart breaking.
“The abuse started from my decision to remove Harry Wheeler from his post as I couldn’t continue to pay the money I was paying for the return of the poor results and the style of play.”
With Billericay Town sitting in seventh-place in the table, eight-places and seven points clear of Welling United, Tamplin announced that he has put the Essex club up for sale for nothing!
“I had spoken to a potential business owner to take over but unfortunately this is now not looking likely,” said Tamplin.
“I really hope from the bottom of my heart that this great club will continue whoever the new custodian is will share the same passion and ambition I had when I first took the club and I want to make it clear that I am asking for no money for the club despite what I have put in financially and just want to see the club continue.
“Over the last three years I have given my all to make this club the club it is today and the stadium and infrastructure I am leaving behind is up there with the best in the league.”
However, no one in the non-league game will be shocked if Tamplin has a change of heart and stays at the helm at The New Lodge.
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