Money from Mark Jones' move will go back into Gainsborough Trinity playing budget
Gainsborough Trinity secretary Pete Wallace says the money which comes from Mark Jones' switch to Spalding will go straight back to Steve Housham to find a replacement.
Wallace insists the club had no intention of selling the player and his move to the United Counties Premier Division high flyers has not come about for financial reasons.
However, Wallace did admit selling Jones does mean one of the club's highest earners is removed from the wage bill.
"We hadn't even thought about selling Mark Jones, but then a concrete offer came in for him and after Mark had spoken with them (Spalding) it seemed a good move for him," said Wallace.
"He was aware his chances were limited here because of the loan players we have at the club, plus he lives at Bourne, so the journey to Spalding will be so much easier.
"I think when all the benefits were put in front of him, it was just a good move.
"The fee Spalding pay, plus the money we save from his wages, will go to Steve Housham, so he can set about finding a replacement,"