HELLENIC LEAGUE: Shrivvy boss waiting on keeper answer
SHRIVENHAM boss Dave Turner believes he is close to securing ‘an absolute coup’ as his search for a goalkeeper continues.
Turner has been looking for a stopper to provide competition for veteran Stewart Thompson since the beginning of the season, with Fairford’s Ben Mitchell among those targeted by the Barrington Park chief.
While Swindon Town youngster Josh Helm has arrived on a month’s loan, that will only cover the period Thompson is travelling in Peru, with cover needed both now and when Thompson returns.
Turner has held talks with mystery keeper and is waiting to hear whether discussions have yielded a positive result.
“I’ve been speaking to a goalkeeper and I’ve just got to sit tight for a week now,” said Turner.
“If he did come to us, he would be an absolute coup, but he is taking out a couple of weeks to work out what he’s going to do going forward.”
Turner is also looking to bring in a midfielder-cum-striker but tonight’s visit to Thame in the Hellenic Premier is a more pressing concern.
Left-midfielder Dave Coleman and left-back Dane Moulden are back in contention for the trip to Oxfordshire.
“Thame are an established side at this level and they have a terrific setup there, so we need to go along and enjoy it,” said Turner.
“That’s going to be the message on Tuesday night as it will be all season. If we don’t enjoy it then there’s no reason being there.
“We all agreed that we didn’t turn up against Bassett (Shrivvy lost 3-0 on Saturday) but the best thing about this league is you get the chance to put it right quickly.
“I think it’s important that we get consistency in performances and that we do that in at least seven out of 10 games. You’re going to have the odd blip where you’re under-par, but if we perform in seven out of 10 games we’ll be where we want to be at the end of the season.
“We’ve played some of the best sides so far. Everyone’s expecting Oxford and Ardley to be up there and Bassett have already come out and said they want to be top-six.
“We want to know that we’re going to be competitive and that we’re going to give everyone a game.”
Elsewhere this evening, Highworth entertain lowly Abingdon Town, a side that have taken just two points from their opening six games.
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