NO sooner had Jim Vince cut the Witton Albion squad down to size than he started to increase it again.
The arrival of Adam Morning from Vics followed the departure of John Dillon, Dean Craven and Neil Wood.
Morning, though, is non-contract and got in touch with Vince after discovering he was surplus to requirements at Vics on Thursday.
He joined Northwich in late November and had less than a dozen games to establish himself as a Blue Square Premier standard player.
He was outstanding at Woodley Sports and Albion boss Vince sees him as potentially another Shaun Whalley, sold to Accrington Stanley for £10,000 last year.
Morning made his debut as Steve Brodie’s replacement at Hednesford on Saturday and is expected to keep his place at Matlock on Tuesday.
Albion have no fixture on Saturday but both Brodie and Dave MacPherson are approaching fitness.
Albion’s lead at the top of the UniBond League was cut from 12 to 10 points on Saturday and Fleetwood could trim it by another six by the weekend. They were due to host Gateshead on Tuesday and are at Leek on Saturday. Fleetwood have four games in hand.
WINSFORD United gave themselves a massive title booster in knockout fashion at the weekend.
Thrashing championship favourites Trafford 3-0 away in the Vodkat League Cup ought to have a spin off for the rest of the campaign, says manager Joe Gibiliru.
He said: “After two defeats and without five or six players for various reasons that ought to do wonders for our confidence and even kickstart a promotion push.
“I cannot see why we should not be in the top five, especially as all the top teams have got to play each other in the coming weeks. But we do have start winning games consistently.”
His selection problems are eased for the visit of Colne on Saturday with the rerurn from suspension of key defender Dave Ridler.
“His experience is so important to us,” said Gibiliru.