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Pickering Town boss targets two signings after 7-1 win over Winterton Rangers
PICKERING TOWN boss Jimmy Reid is to dive into the transfer market in a bid to strengthen his side.
The Pikes chief says he is looking for a defender and a striker with his men in buoyant mood following a 7-1 Northern Counties East League premier division win over Winterton Rangers in their first home game of the season on Tuesday night.
Lewis Taylor opened the scoring and Joe Danby and Liam Shepherd both netted braces, added to by goals from Ged Dalton and Tom Fenwick, as the Recreation Ground outfit ran riot after the break.
Having endured a six-game road trip as cricket ruled the roost at Mill Lane, Reid is now looking forward to enjoying some home comforts and wants their dominating midweek display to extend to tomorrow’s league clash with Staveley Miners Welfare.
He said: “We’ve got rid of some tough away trips, if not tough away games. We are not far off and, if we can stop conceding goals, we will be okay.
“I think we should be doing better but we have another winnable game against Staveley. We’ve got a decent run of games now and we have to get stuck in.
“I would like to add a couple of players. I am chasing two – I need a defender and another striker.”
Forward Liam Salt is set to get the results of a scan on his knee, injured during pre-season against Scarborough Athletic, but Reid is fearing the worst.
“He came to the game last Saturday and the movement on his leg isn’t as far as we would like,” he added.
“We will soon find out but Joe Danby has scored five for us this season and Shep scored a couple on Tuesday night.”
John Heads is expected to return to the Pickering squad having missed the Winterton win with work commitments.
Tadcaster Albion were knocked out of the FA Vase 4-1 by Tynesiders Birtley Town last weekend, but bounced back with a 3-1 Wednesday win at Heanor Town in the premier division.
Terry Taylor, Vincent Dhesi and Reggie Miah were all on target for the Brewers before Heanor got on the scoresheet in the 90th minute.
The victory moved Paul Marshall’s men up to sixth in the table and they will be looking to climb higher when they host basement side Nostell Miners Welfare tomorrow.
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