Deeley’s men crash out of Trophy but are ready to reignite their season
DETERMINED Witton manager Nigel Deeley is continuing to bring in new faces as his struggling side bid to turn around their fortunes in the UniBond Premier.
Last week, Reuben Wiggins- Thomas, 20, arrived from league rivals Buxton and will fight for a starting berth in Albion’s midfield.
Deeley has also signed a Conference Premier player on loan for two or three weeks who was due to feature in last night’s UniBond Premier clash at Nantwich Town.
Witton host Leigh Genesis on Saturday at Wincham Park (3pm ko) and Deeley is expecting to trim his squad ahead of what he thinks is a must three points.
He said: “I will be getting rid of one or two this week and of course going out of the trophy has had ramifications on my spending budget.
“Leigh are a fairly new side but these are the games that we have really got to be looking to win and give our supporters something to cheer.”
Witton tripped up on the first step to Wembley as they crashed out of the FA Trophy to UniBond Premier rivals Worksop Town at Wincham Park last Saturday.
In front of a meagre crowd of just 219, Albion succumbed to a second- half strike from ex-Bradford City striker Kevin Sanasy and could not find a way back.
Witton must now concentrate on turning around their fortunes in the league or else face a long, hard season scrapping for survival.
Witton: G Smith, Scott, Burke, Pritchard, Donnelly; Thaker, Linford (Willis), Drew, Smith (Warwick); Thompson, R Thornley. Subs not used: Schwarz, Dunne, Millington.
Match rating: 2/5.