VAUXHALL Motors manager Carl Macauley feels Lee Furlong's arrival has brought some much-needed competition to the club's forward department.
Furlong - signed from Runcorn FC Halton - made his Motors debut as a late substitute against Work-sop last week and netted the winner in Saturday's 2-1 success at Hucknall Town.
Boss Macauley was once a teammate of Furlong's at Southport and he believes the 26-year-old striker can help steer the Motormen clear of relegation danger.
He said: 'I'm very pleased to have secured the signing of Lee. We all know what he's about, he's a great finisher who will add some much needed depth to our striking options.
'I know him from my time at Southport and he's a great lad with a good track record.
'I've been searching for a striker ever since I took control of team affairs and now we've got Lee I'm happy with our forward line.'
Vauxhall entertain promotion challengers Nun-eaton Borough tomorrow and chairman Alan Bartlam is hopeful that a recent upturn in form will see his side collect three more vital points.
He said: 'The last two weeks or so has certainly given everybody a new purpose and confidence.
'Our form under Carl Macauley has been impressive for the most part and we now seem capable of varying our tactics to counter the strengths or weaknesses of different types of opposition.'
Nuneaton have enjoyed an impressive season so far with a series of consistent performances in the league and a fantastic FA Cup run that culminated in Roger Ashby's men taking Premiership side Middles-
brough to a third-round replay.
Although Bartlam admits it will be a difficult match he is expecting Vauxhall to make it an entertaining and close contest.
He said: 'Nuneaton are a strong side and it is going to be a tough test. We always have a good game with them and I'm expecting another close match on Saturday.'
Vauxhall, who go to Barrow on Tuesday, are unbeaten in their last five matches and a win tomorrow could see them climb to 16th place in the Conference North table.
At Hucknall on Saturday, Michael Frew put the hosts 1-0 up in the first period but second-half strikes from midfielder Mike Garrity and Furlong saw the Motors claim a 2-1 verdict. nThe Motormen's postponed match with Cheshire rivals Northwich Victoria at Rivacre Park has been rearranged for Tuesday, April 4 (7.45pm).