Poppies boss Dean eyes a double swoop

Poppies boss Dean Thomas
Poppies boss Dean Thomas

Dean Thomas is hopeful of adding two new players to his Kettering Town squad ahead of tomorrow (Tuesday) night’s Calor League Red Insure Cup clash at Arlesey Town.

The Poppies boss confirmed the club had put in a seven-day approach for a goalkeeper, following Charlie Horton’s return to Peterborough United after a successful loan stint at Latimer Park.

And Thomas, whose team were without a game at the weekend, is also keen on landing a new striker for the second-round tie against the Premier Division outfit.

The Poppies boss said: “Obviously, the goalkeeper position is one that needs to be addressed quickly.

“We put in seven days for a lad we want to bring in and I am hoping that can be done before the game tomorrow.

“And we are also looking at the possibility of bringing a striker in as well.

“We have a lot of games coming up in the run-up to Christmas and we need to have a strong squad that can deal with all those matches.

“We need to stay within the budget and the process of bringing players in will slow down eventually, but there are still a couple of areas that need to be sorted out.”

Premier Division side Arlesey beat the Poppies’ Division One Central rivals Marlow 2-0 in the FA Trophy at the weekend and have also just appointed a new manager in the form of former Fulham and Queens Park Rangers player Rufus Brevett.