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Captain Sean Wright and defender James Blunden commit their futures to Stamford AFC

Defensive duo Sean Wright and James Blunden have become the latest players to pledge their future to the Daniels.

The former Lincoln United pair have agreed terms for a third successive season at the Zeeco Stadium.

Wright will remain as Stamford skipper and manager Graham Drury feels it is another valuable acquisition for the Northern Premier League Midlands Division side.

Sean Wright. Photo: Dan Allen (47867009)
Sean Wright. Photo: Dan Allen (47867009)

Drury said: "Sean will continue as skipper at the football club as over the last two seasons he has proved to be a leader of men and his team-mates look up to him.

"For me a skipper is someone that you need to be able to trust on and off the pitch and, getting to know Wrighty over the last couple of seasons, he has the drive which is needed to take the club forward and has the same values as the manager.

"He is also a top player and I sometimes wonder if he realises this himself just how good he is.

"Wrighty will always pop up with important goals just like the one at Carlton last season when nothing would go in the net that day and up pops the skipper.

"I am so chuffed that he will be standing alongside me as my skipper. He wants what we all want and that's to win games and try and get this club promoted."

Blunden follows in the footsteps of the already committed Cosmos Matwasa, Tendai Chitiza and Rob Morgan in rejecting offers from elsewhere to stay at the club and boss Drury feels the highly-rated centre-back will continue to improve.

James Blunden. (47867005)
James Blunden. (47867005)

Drury added: "Blunden is another lad that has attracted clubs from higher level.

"He is a big, strong powerful centre half who will only get better and better and again he pops up with important goals like the one at Leek two seasons ago.

"James has played every game when fit and that just shows how much I rate him as he's calm on the ball and wins a battle against the forwards.

"It's another fantastic signing for us and I am over the moon to have him back on board.

"With these two signings it shows the core of the team is happy at the club and we want to push for promotion again and, with the signings so far, I can only say I am well chuffed."

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