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Non-league: Millers insists five-star Gamble is not for sale
WIMBORNE chairman Paul Miller sent out an early warning to any potential suitors for star striker Mark Gamble: “He’s not for sale”.
The 26-year-old rattled in another five goals in the Magpies’ 8-1 hammering of 10-man Guildford City on Tuesday night, taking his tally to 16 at the start of his maiden campaign at Cuthbury.
There were a few eyebrows raised among the non-league fraternity when he dropped down a division from Bashley after plundering 63 goals in 163 appearances across four fruitful years in the New Forest.
But ambitious Wimborne’s decision to push the boat out for Gamble and his partner in crime James Stokoe has looked increasingly canny in recent weeks, despite Steve Cuss’s men shipping goals at the other end.
And while Gamble’s latest net busting escapades have yet to prompt an extended deal, Miller reiterated the importance of Wimborne’s summer acquisition and said the prolific poacher, under contract until the end ofthe season, would be staying put.
Miller told the Daily Echo: “He’s not for sale and it is not something we would want to consider.
“There have been no approaches so far but he is a player we wouldn’t want to lose.”
George Webb’s opener put Wimborne in pole position after just 39 seconds before Jon Blake added the second. Gamble scored his first from the penalty spot on the stroke of half-time following an incident which saw Sweeney defender Tyler Myers sent off.
Gamble went on to score four more after the break with Stokoe scoring Wimborne’s fifth of the night. Dominic Ogun netted for the visitors.
Magpies: Ackerman, Costello, Maybury, Wilson, Brian (Smith, 80), Blake, Kemble (Davidson, 65), Hubbard, Stokoe, Gamble, Webb (Griffin, 60). Unused subs: Roast, Jamison.
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