Poppies all set to bring in Ferrier and Ford

Ben Ford is set to stay at Kettering Town for the remainder of the season
Ben Ford is set to stay at Kettering Town for the remainder of the season

Kettering Town are set to clinch two signings at the start of next week.

The Poppies saw their Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division clash at Cambridge City this weekend postponed due to a frozen pitch.

But the lack of action has not stopped Alan Doyle and his assistant Thomas Baillie from making moves in the transfer market as they look to arrest a slide of three successive defeats as the Poppies attempt a great escape at the bottom of the table.

Kettering are all set to sign striker Morgan Ferrier from Nottingham Forest on a three-month loan deal while Ben Ford is set to extend his loan stay from Nuneaton Town until the end of the season.

Baillie said: “We have all the paperwork in place and we are hoping that both signings will be completed by the end of play on Monday. I am sure both of them will be in the squad to play St Albans next weekend.

“I know a couple of people at Nottingham Forest and we have been talking for a couple of weeks. They rate Morgan very highly and I am sure he can come in and do a job for us. He was also at Arsenal and Crawley in the past. He has a very good pedigree.”

Doyle, meanwhile, confirmed “one or two” could also be leaving the Poppies shortly following the 4-0 defeat at AFC Totton on Tuesday night.

“The game at Cambridge being off is not a bad thing because we didn’t look confident at all at Totton,” the Kettering boss said.

“You tend to find out more about players after games like that and it may be the case that one or two go out on loan or leave the club altogether.

“We need men here who are going to fight with everything they have got.”

The Poppies are due to be back in action against St Albans at Corby Town’s Steel Park stadium next Saturday.