Ex-West Ham defender Calum Davenport drops NINE leagues to join Wootton Blue Cross

Centre-half finds his level… four below the Conference

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Since being released by West Ham in March this year, former England U21 defender Calum Davenport has struggled to get a game, for anyone, anywhere.

However, this morning The Spoiler hears word the 27-year-old has finally made his triumphant return to the football pitch – turning out for United Counties League Division One team Wootton Blue Cross.

Davenport went on trial at Leeds last month, but failed to secure a full time deal. The Daily Mail are reporting he’s since been taken in by his local non-league side – currently 14th (out of 17) with three points from their first four games – in order to regain match fitness.

Wootton Blue Cross manager Andy Arnold says:

Calum is a local boy and is good friends with a couple of my players.

He is on a very long road and if we can help him one per cent of the way back to fitness it will have been worthwhile.

Calum’s introduction to level seven English league football won’t be an easy one – Wootton, who have just come off the back of a 4-0 thrashing at home to midtable Bourne Town, are hosting unbeaten Rothwell Town on Saturday.

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