AN MP today called on soccer fans to back Canvey Island Football Club amid fears of a move from the island.
Castle Point MP Bob Spink, who is president of the club, said falling numbers at games were behind the rumours of a ground share with Chelmsford City at Melbourne Park. He urged the whole of the borough to back the club and their manager, Jeff King.
Dr Spink said: "It is a fantastic club with a great atmosphere and they play great football.
"It would be hard to see them move out, but I understand the point they are making.
"I hope Canvey people can turn up to show more support for our local team. I hope any rumours of a move prove to be untrue, but they certainly need to improve support from local people."
Mr King denied the club was about to move, but admitted it was not attracting enough supporters to make it viable.
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