FRICKLEY Athletic hope to sign “at least one” new player before the Blues make the tough trip to Chester FC in the Evo-Stik Premier League on Saturday.
Peter Rinkcavage, the Blues manager, was left unimpressed by his side’s defending in the 4-0 FA Trophy loss to FC United of Manchester last weekend and that, coupled with injuries to key players, has forced him to bolster his squad accordingly.
He bemoaned his side’s defensive play as some of the worst he’s experienced at Evo-Stik level and admitted he’d seen it coming for a number of games.
Things get no easier this weekend with a trip to second-placed Chester, a side who’ve won six and drawn one of their seven home league matches so far this term.
“We haven’t got a big enough squad to make wholesale changes but hopefully we’ll have one or two players added to the squad,” said the Blues boss.
“I’m hoping we can get at least one new face in before Saturday.”
He continued: “Chester is going to be a really tough game for us there’s no doubt about it.
“We’ll go into it looking for the win but I don’t think you’d be disappointing to pick up a point at a place like Chester.
“We’re in the middle of a really tough run of matches and it doesn’t get any easier.”
Frickley will also be without defender Stuart Ludlam through suspension for the trip to Cheshire.
But Danny Walsh, who pulled out of the squad to face FC United last weekend due to a heavy cold, should return to action, and Rinckavage is also hopeful on a return for Alex Callery to bolster his side’s attacking options.
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