Salt to stay hot with Pickering Town

Liam Salt

Liam Salt

First published in Sport

PICKERING Town manager Jimmy Reid was confident star striker Liam Salt would be staying at the club despite an approach from Bridlington Town, writes Dale Harris.

The Pikes boss said that Salt had already turned down a contract offer from Northern Counties East League premier division rivals Bridlington Town and was looking to stay at Mill Lane.

Reid added that Salt indicated he was keen to stay, although Brid’s seven-day approach meant the frontman had the chance to meet with them yesterday.

Salt, who has scored 23 goals this season, said: “I am enjoying my football.

“I get on well with the players and management, plus all the supporters.”

Despite the interest in top-scorer Salt, Reid said he was unlikely to make any additions to his squad.

“There is enough in the side to see us through until the end of the season,” he said.

“We are in a healthy position with 18 players fighting for 14 places.”

Bad weather again affected Pickering’s season with tonight’s North Riding Senior Cup quarter-final clash at Grangetown Boys Club called off.

Reid confirmed the postponement, adding how this Saturday’s home game against Armthorpe Welfare was also unlikely to be on.

Last Saturday’s match against Arnold Town was also postponed, and this meeting has now been rearranged to Tuesday, March 5.

With training sessions cancelled, the Pikes boss added: “The onus is on the players to train themselves, but when it comes to matchday I don’t think it will affect us at all.”

Meanwhile, the Pikes will host a question and answer session on Friday at the Recreation Club in Mill Lane at 7.30pm.

The event is with club president Craig Short, who started his football career as a Pikes junior and went on to play as a professional with Scarborough, Notts County, Derby County, Everton, Blackburn Rovers and Sheffield United.

Admission is £10 to include a hot supper. Tickets are available from any Pikes official or the Recreation Club on 01751 473317, or you can pay on the door on the night.

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