Thomas sure Cross will carry on scoring for Poppies

Scott Cross scored on his debut for Kettering Town having signed from Daventry Town at the end of last week
Scott Cross scored on his debut for Kettering Town having signed from Daventry Town at the end of last week

Dean Thomas has no doubts that Scott Cross will continue to fire in the goals for Kettering Town.

The striker, who joined the Poppies from Calor League Division One Central leaders Daventry Town at the end of last week, found the net on his debut as he pulled a goal back for his new club in the 2-1 defeat at AFC Hayes on Saturday.

And Kettering boss Thomas is sure there will be more to come from Cross, who previously had a loan spell with Kettering when he was a youngster at Northampton Town and was Daventry’s top scorer before departing for Latimer Park.

“He is an out and out goalscorer,” Thomas said.

“I am glad we have him here now and I am sure he get us more goals in the future.

“I felt a bit sorry for him and Jake Newman on Saturday because they ran hard all afternoon and put a lot of good work in for little reward.

“It was good to see Scott score and I would say that the performances of the two strikers were the only real positives of us on a bad afternoon.

“I thought Charlie Horton did well in goal as well but it was a bad day for us.”

Cross will have to wait for his next appearance in a Poppies shirt as he is cup-tied for this weekend’s FA Carlsberg Trophy home clash with St Ives Town having played for Daventry in the preliminary round.