Poppies boss Thomas targets a new frontman

Dean Thomas
Dean Thomas

Dean Thomas has confirmed Kettering Town are looking to sign at least one new player ahead of this weekend’s Calor League Division One Central clash at AFC Hayes.

And the Poppies boss has his sights firmly locked on the striking department following the recent departure of Lewis Wilson.

Thomas revealed the club are hoping to soon speak to a frontman from current league leaders Daventry Town, believed to be Scott Cross, after making a seven-day approach while it is understood another striker and a centre-half are also on the manager’s wish-list.

It has been a good week for Kettering after their winding-up order was rescinded in the courts on Monday, to all-but secure the club’s future.

And that was followed by a 2-1 success at Romulus in the FA Trophy preliminary round replay.

Thomas was pleased with what his team did in midweek but admitted a lack of firepower was there for all to see.

“Over the two games with Romulus I felt we deserved to go through,” he said.

“Our substitutes (Louis Hamilton and Will Muzvimbiri) made a big difference.

“And that is what you want to see when you take the decision to put them on.

“We left it late on Tuesday but we were in control of the game throughout and I counted up 11 clear chances that we created.

“The fact we have scored two just shows the problem and we are hoping we can address it this week.

“We are hoping to speak to a striker from Daventry, we need a proven goalscorer. It would be good to see our players in those leading scorers lists.

“Hopefully we can get something done before the weekend and we will be working hard on it.

“It has been a good week and it would be even better if we could finish it off with a positive result at Hayes.

“We are on a nice little run and we need to keep putting points on the board.”

Thomas expects to have defender Stuart Wall back for this weekend’s trip after he was unavailable for the win at Romulus.