New arrivals ‘imminent’ at Poppies

Kettering Town celebrate one of their goals during the 5-0 friendly win over Bashley. Pictures by Jim McAlwane
Kettering Town celebrate one of their goals during the 5-0 friendly win over Bashley. Pictures by Jim McAlwane
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Marcus Law is set to add to his Kettering Town squad after he revealed new arrivals at Latimer Park were “imminent”.

The Poppies are preparing for tomorrow (Tuesday) night’s friendly clash with Luton Town after their pre-season programme continued with a 5-0 victory over Bashley at the weekend.

Action from Kettering Town's 5-0 win over Bashley

Action from Kettering Town's 5-0 win over Bashley

Law was impressed with the impact of under-21 striker Silvano Obeng, who opened the scoring on Saturday while former Rugby Town man Will Grocutt was also on target.

And the Kettering boss now looks like to make permanent additions to his squad while admitting the club must ensure they offer a “pathway” into the first-team for their younger players.

“I am really happy with the discussions that have taken place and some announcements are imminent,” Law said when asked about potential new signings.

“Silvano reminds me a lot of Kieron St Aimie who played for me during my first spell at Kettering.

Action from Kettering Town's 5-0 win over Bashley

Action from Kettering Town's 5-0 win over Bashley

“And this is how we want the structure of the club to operate.

“We need to make sure there is a pathway for these lads to break into the first-team.

“Sometimes they need to be nurtured if they are not quite there and we have to stick with them and give them that chance.

“It’s clear that those behind the scenes have done a good job to this point.

“Now we have to give these boys the opportunity to gain experience of the level we are at and, already, there are one or two potentially very good players there for us.”

Law was pleased with the way his team “went about their business” against Bashley as summer signing Saul Williams, Brett Solkhon and Lance Allen also got their names on the scoresheet.

That made it two wins out of two without conceding a goal in pre-season and Law added: “You can only play against what is in front of you and, even though they are from a lower level, we showed them the right respect and they gave us a good work-out.

“I was really pleased with the way we went about our business considering it is a new group that is coming to terms with the way I want things done.

“We kept possession really well and there were some good individual performances.”