Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Vipers in Bid to Keep Leach

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Vipers in Bid to Keep Leach

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Byline: By Miles Starforth

Rob wilson is in talks with Simon Leach over a fourth season with Newcastle Vipers (writes Miles Starforth).

The forward-turned-defenceman has been one of the Vipers' most consistent players over the club's short history.

And head coach Wilson is keen to have former Whitley Warrior Leach on his roster for Newcastle's first season in the Elite League, which faces off in September.

Wilson has already signed two defencemen ( Pavel Gomenyuk and Jan Krajieck ( and he hopes Leach (pictured) will also commit to the club's biggest season yet.

There are still a couple of issues to be resolved, but Wilson is hopeful that Leach will be wearing a Vipers jersey in 2005/06.

"We're in discussions with Simon right now," said Wilson. "I think he wants to come back, and I'd like him to come back. I think Simon would fit in very well to the mould of our team."

Last season Leach was badly missed when he was sidelined through injury, and Wilson knows that, when fit, he is a huge asset to his team. …

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