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Pickering Town shake-up on Jimmy Reid's agenda
TOMMY ADAMS and Liam Shepherd will hopefully be fighting fit as Pickering Town go on the hunt for three precious points.
The Pikes are at Parkgate in the Northern Counties East League premier division looking to end a run of four league and cup defeats.
Manager Jimmy Reid and his men were humbled 4-0 by Liversedge on their home patch last time out and the boss is hoping to bolster his side following tomorrow’s trip.
He has made a seven-day approach for former Football League stalwart Denny Ingram and is hoping to entice the former Scarborough and Halifax defender to the Recreation Ground.
The 37-year-old is currently at Pickering’s premier division rivals Tadcaster Albion but Reid is keen to recruit the Scarborough resident, who played more than 200 times for Hartlepool between 1993 and 2001.
Reid is dipping into the market after squad players Joel Ramm and Dean Craig both signed for division rivals Bridlington Town last week.
“I’ll have a chat with Denny. Taddy are doing well at the moment but I will speak to him,” Reid said.
“He’s living in Scarborough and Pickering is closer.
“I am also looking at another young player along with two or three youngsters who are doing well in the under-19s.
“We want to get tomorrow out of the road and then regroup. We have trained well and we just need three points.”
On the departures of Ramm and Craig, Reid added: “We wish them well. Rammy started the season but got injured and then couldn’t travel with us because he was working. We won and played well at Brighouse and it’s difficult to bring someone in then.
“Deano was involved in the first three games and he got on once but sometimes work takes you away from things and they have both gone now. There was no falling out though and the door is always open.”
Reid continued: “We need three points this weekend.
“We are creating lots of chances but we are not scoring at the right time. We are looking for the win and hopefully that can kick us on again.
“Tommy Adams will hopefully be back this week. He has been out for three or four weeks and Liam Shepherd will be available.
“Liam Salt has gone in for a little operation but we can only play the cards we have been dealt.
“We hope to be a bit better and we hope we can come away from Parkgate with three points.”
Tadcaster Albion were brought back down to earth with a 5-0 loss at Ossett Town in the West Riding County Cup in midweek.
Manager Paul Marshall will try to lift his side for the visit of Bridington Town in the premier division – a game which pits third against fifth.
After resting a number of first-teamers for the Ossett loss, Marshall will bring back Carl Stewart, Josh Barrett, Will Pepper, Ingram, and new striker Danny Critchlow, who came on as a substitute to make his Albion debut at Retford last weekend.
Centre-back Jamie Williamson will undergo a fitness test on a back injury.
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