HARWICH and Parkeston’s Martin Calver has rejected an opportunity to join Stanway Rovers.

The Thurlow Nunn League side have expressed interest in re-signing their former player.

However, Calver, now recovered from a long-term hamstring injury, wants to stay and help the Shrimpers in their quest to win the Kent Blaxill Essex and Suffolk Border League title.

Rovers also made approaches for Matt Stace, Darren Bethell and Jordan Heath during the final weeks of 2013.

They too opted to stay at the Royal Oak.

“There’s been some fresh interest in Martin, from Stanway,” said Harwich boss Matt Carmichael.

“He told me, we spoke about it and he’s decided to commit himself to us."

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