Blues boss aims for striker boost following Ryan injury

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FRICKLEY Athletic manager Peter Rinkcavage has stepped up his search for a new goal-getter after his strikers continued to mis-fire over a disappointing Bank Holiday weekend.

The Blues had the chances to pick up all three points against Whitby Town on Monday - they had to settle for a point - and with summer signing Ollie Ryan out through injury for around a month, Rinkcavage is desperate to bolster his attacking options.

“The problem is that the strikers aren’t scoring goals,” he said.

“We should have been out of sight against Whitby but we didn’t take our chances.

“We’ve got two teenagers up front and we need to being someone in with experience to help them out. It’s tough to get those players at this time of the year but we’re making calls and have some irons in the fire.”

Former Lincoln City man Ryan, who was one of Frickley’s major additions in the close season, will be sidelined for around a month after sustaining injuries, which ate believed to be connected, to his back and heels.

“Ollie arrived as our talisman so it’s a big blow to us to lose him,” Rinkcavage said.

“The doctor has said there’s nothing really we can do other than rest him completely.”

The Blues boss hopes he can get someone in before Saturday’s home clash against Ashton United but isn’t holding his breath.

He knows his men will need to be at the top of their game when the Lancashire side visit the Tech5 Stadium this weekend.

“Ashton are always a dangerous side at this time of the year,” he said.

“It’s going to be a tough game but if we carry on the form from the Whitby game we’ll have a good chance.”

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