Law hopeful of clinching ‘two or three’ new arrivals for Poppies

Poppies manager Marcus Law
Poppies manager Marcus Law

Marcus Law is hopeful of adding to his Kettering Town squad ahead of Saturday’s Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division clash at Merthyr Town.

The Poppies boss is seeking to bolster the ranks at Latimer Park after naming four of the club’s under-21 players on a five-man substitutes’ bench for last weekend’s 3-0 defeat to Burscough in the third qualifying round of the FA Trophy.

Law also confirmed that Michael Richens has now returned to Hemel Hempstead Town following a loan stint while summer signings Jevani Brown and Saul Williams are “reviewing their situations” after the pair were left out of last Saturday’s squad.

“It’s really positive and I am looking to hopefully get two or three tied down if not today then tomorrow,” the Poppies boss said.

“I am quietly positive about it all but until we have the signatures, we will say no more.

“Jevani is reviewing his situation and the same goes for Saul.

“I have told them there are no guarantees for them and circumstances have worked against them at times, which has affected team selection.

“They are looking at their own situations and we will see what happens.”

Law, meanwhile, revealed striker Courtney Baker-Richardson is now “10 days away” from a return after he suffered an ankle injury during the Red Insure Cup defeat at Stratford Town at the end of last month.

Don’t miss more Poppies news in Thursday’s Northamptonshire Telegraph