WITTON Albion boss Nigel Deeley is poised to sign three more players in a bid to steer his side away from the lower reaches of the UniBond Premier.
The Wincham Park outfit, who are without a win since early September, take a welcome rest from league action this week following last night’s postponement of their home fixture with Eastwood Town.
Deeley has already brought in 20-year-old Nick Linford from Nantwich Town, Geoff McGaw and welcomed back central defender Neil Smith.
But the Albion manager is keen to keep the squad balanced as he prepares for Saturday’s FA Trophy first-round clash with Worksop Town (3pm).
He said: “I need to be careful I don’t flood the team with new players but I am looking to sign another two or three by Thursday night.
“We are going to train two or three times this week which will give me a chance to integrate the new lads and get a lot of work done with the squad.”
Witton take their first step on the road to Wembley on Saturday and Deeley is desperate to give the loyal Wittoners some success.
“It’s a double edge for us really. Firstly it’s an opportunity for us to put on a show in front of our own supporters and give them something to shout about,” he said.
“But it’s a great chance for us to do well in the competition and build confidence to spur us on in the league.”
Winsford United can start to put last week’s disastrous results behind them as boss Joe Gibiliru has recaptured the services of goalkeeper Jamie Mottershead.
The Blues travelled to Maine Road last night in the Vodkat Premier League eager to forget disappointing defeats to AFC Fylde and Newcastle Town.
Next Tuesday they face local rivals Middlewich Town in the Mid Cheshire Senior Cup at the Barton Stadium (7.45pm ko) and Gibiliru will be looking to build his side’s confidence.
He said: “We had a disastrous week last week but now we have got a good keeper, we are looking to build confidence and get back to winning ways as soon as possible.”