Poppies to continue search for a goal-getter

Action from Kettering Town's 1-1 draw with Beaconsfield SYCOB at Latimer Park. Pictures by Alison Bagley
Action from Kettering Town's 1-1 draw with Beaconsfield SYCOB at Latimer Park. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Thomas Baillie insists Kettering Town’s search for a new striker will continue as they look for a cutting edge in the final third.

The Poppies’ assistant-manager confirm he and boss Dean Thomas have “pinpointed a couple of players” as they look to add some much-needed goals to the current unbeaten run.

Action from Kettering Town's 1-1 draw with Beaconsfield SYCOB at Latimer Park. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Action from Kettering Town's 1-1 draw with Beaconsfield SYCOB at Latimer Park. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Kettering made it seven games without defeat with a 1-1 draw with Beconsfield SYCOB in the Calor League Division One Central at the weekend.

But Baillie admitted the club need someone to start scoring the goals and that at least one new player could be in by the time they take on Uxbridge at Latimer Park on Saturday.

“At the moment, someone from within or someone from elsewhere needs to come along and start bagging us some goals,” Baillie said.

“We need someone who is going to score us 20 or 25 goals in a season.

Action from Kettering Town's 1-1 draw with Beaconsfield SYCOB at Latimer Park. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Action from Kettering Town's 1-1 draw with Beaconsfield SYCOB at Latimer Park. Pictures by Alison Bagley

“It is a discussion that Dean and I keep having and we have pinpointed a couple of players and hopefully one or two of them will be with us by next weekend.

“If you are going to do well in leagues then you need someone who is going to score you the goals.

“I would be quite happy for them to come from within but if that isn’t going to happen then we may have to look elsewhere.

“Kettering is an attractive club to play for now that everything had been sorted. Players love playing in front of good crowds.

“We will always look at it. We are happy with the squad in general but all the top teams have a striker who bags goals and we need to continue our search for the right person to do that for us.”

You can find all the latest news from Latimer Park in Thursday’s Northamptonshire Telegraph