Newton Could Be Set to Move Again

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NUNEATON Town have striker Dan Newton back on their books but whether he will play an active part at the club depends on talks this week.

The talented youngster signed for Boro during the summer from neighbours Hinckley United but failed to get a place in the starting line-up or on the substitute's bench in the opening three weeks of their Conference campaign.

The 21-year-old then returned to the Knitters on a loan deal but is now back at the Triton Arena due to problems on and off the pitch at United.

Newton was recalled on Monday night by Boro, who had not received Hinckley's share of the player's wages, just minutes prior to them kicking off their Blue Square Bet North away game at Bradford Park Avenue.

A Boro statement said: "The agreement was curtailed after The Knitters failed to honour the terms of the deal.

"Nuneaton Town has every sympathy with any club who are facing financial hardship, but not taking, or returning, our calls left the club with no option but to recall Newton as we could not allow any player to remain out on loan when there was little prospect we would recover the money owed as part of the deal."

Newton is not cup-tied for the FA Trophy, in which Boro go to AFC Telford on Saturday, as they refused permission to let him play for The Knitters in the last round because of the outstanding contributions towards his wages Boss Kevin Wilkin said: "Dan is back and we shall be discussing his situation this week. …