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Halstead boss pleased as Carter turns down seven-day approach
Halstead Town manager Mark Benterman believes that Ellis Carter turning down a move to AFC Sudbury is a sign of how far the Rosemary Lane club have come this year.
The Suffolk side put in a seven-day approach for Town’s exciting winger, but he immediately decided that staying at Halstead was the best option for him and that vote of confidence was music to Benterman’s ears.
The Halstead boss said: “I had an e-mail with the seven-day approach come in just as the lads were arriving for training and I showed it to Ellis, but he said straightaway: ‘I’m not going anywhere’.
“He said he saw it not as a step up but as a step sideways and wants to stay here and progress with Halstead.
“And that’s great for us because we want to keep players like Ellis.
“He is still young and he is a massive part of our plans.
“He is tremendously well thought of and someone who can get the crowd off their seats, when he cuts inside and runs at goal it’s frightning.
“He can create goals, he can score goals, he is good in the air – he has the whole package really and for him to turn down a club like Sudbury because he wants to stay here shows how far we have come.”
Carter is set to line up for Halstead when they travel to Needham Market Reserves tomorrow as second-placed Town head to face the side propping up the rest of Thurlow Nunn League division one.
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