Kieran departs Belper to drop down two divisions

Kieran Wells of Belper Town

Kieran Wells of Belper Town

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Belper Town were recently hit by the news that forward Kieran Wells had decided to leave the club.

The 21-year-old has opted to join NCEL Premier Division outfit Heanor Town.

Wells originally joined the Nailers from Eastwood Town in November of last season and made an immediate impact, scoring a hat-trick on his debut against local rivals Ilkeston.

However, Wells has been a long-term target for Heanor chief Glen Clarence.

The manager chose to make his move after it was made public that Belper boss Peter Duffield had left the club, following their recent 5-1 loss at Buxton.

Wells exited the club after that game and didn’t take long to adjust to life at the Town Ground.

He netted on debut in the recent 3-0 win at Armthorpe Welfare.

With Wells scoring goals for every club he has played for, Heanor will be hoping that continues in a similar vein of form for the rest of the season.

As for Belper, they didn’t do too badly after Wells’ departure as they romped to their maiden win of the season when they destroyed Witton Albion 5-0.

Interim manager Jon Froggatt said that the deployment of a new formation was key to the upturn in fortunes.