Rinkavage has full faith in off-target strikers

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FRICKLEY Athletic manager Peter Rinkcavage believes his strikers have what it takes to transform their fortunes in front of goal and help the Blues up the Evo-Stik Premier Division table.

The Blues boss has looked on at his side dominating some games, most recently at Ashton United at the weekend, without taking their chances and dropping points in the process.

But Rinkcavage, who added 19-year-old striker Danny South from Wakefield FC to bolster his attacking options, has full faith in his strikers finding the back of the net this term.

“When the goals start to come we’ll be fine, we’re just having a bed spell that all football clubs go through and we’ll come out of it,” he said.

“We’ve got natural finishers at the club. The records of Ollie Ryan and Peter Knox in front of goal speak for themselves and we have Brad Grayson who’s been doing well this season.

“We’ve been having bad luck too, it’s not just been down to bad misses.”

The Blues boss, who missed Saturday’s game at Ashton due to the birth of his daughter, will be hoping his men start hitting the target on Saturday when Chasetown visit the Tech5 Stadium.

“Chasetown are a strong, hard-working team so it’ll be a tough game for us,” said Rinkcavage.

“But I always say it, all games in this division are tough whether you’re playing someone at the top or at the bottom.”

“The thing about our current form is that, apart from the first half at Stocksbridge, we’ve been playing really well. We just need to cut out the silly mistakes at the back and take our chances.”

Frickley will be without the suspended Mark Gray, who signed a new loan deal to keep him at the club until Boxing Day, Alex Callery and Kelvin Bleau for Saturday’s game.

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