23rd Mar, 2019

City bosses plotting swoop for a striker

Worcester Editorial 22nd Jul, 2015 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

A NEW striker remains at the top of Worcester City’s target list as Carl Heeley and Matt Gardiner look to put the final touches to their squad for next season.

The management duo have made a number of signings during the summer, including centre forward Ryan Rowe from Brackley Town.

However, speaking to the Observer, Heeley said he was frustrated by his side’s ‘lack of cutting edge’ in their 1-1 draw against Stratford Town on Saturday.

And City’s joint-boss admitted they were still on the lookout for a player who could help sharpen up their act in front of goal ahead of the new league campaign.

“We need another striker,” he said.

“I am still keeping my options open with a second choice keeper, but aside from that there probably won’t be much we will do.

“I thought we passed the ball really well at times (against Stratford), but the disappointing thing was the cutting edge.

“We created numerous opportunities, certainly in the first half, and we just did not look ruthless enough and that’s something we can hopefully work on and improve throughout the rest of the pre-season.

“I thought defender James Fawke did okay, but the question is whether he is going to improve better than what we have got.”

However, Heeley insisted the club’s policy to bring players in on trial has worked as Sam Minihan and George Nash both secured full-time contracts.

“You just don’t know with trialists – sometimes you drop lucky and sometimes they’re not quite ready for what you are looking for,” he added.

“But we’ve had trialists who have done very well and they’ve forced our hand a little bit, so I’ve been delighted with that.”

CITY progressed to the final of the Worcestershire Senior Cup with a 2-1 victory in Monday’s semi-final against Evesham United at the Jubilee Stadium.

Turn inside to read about how City booked their place in the Aggborough showpiece on Saturday (3pm) when they will face Redditch United.

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