HIGHWORTH Town manager Jeff Roberts hopes fresh attacking options can aid his side’s bid to upset promotion-chasing Moneyfields in Southern League Division One South on Saturday.

Roberts has struck a deal with Swindon Town to bring budding forward Jordan Young to the Save on Tyres Stadium on a two-month loan deal and has also pounced to snap up the services of well-known non-league striker Josh Parsons.

Parsons left Southern League Premier Division South side Swindon Supermarine on Monday, and although it was initially announced that he would join Shrivenham in the Hellenic League, Roberts claims to have secured his signature instead.

Roberts said: “Jordan is a talented young lad. He’s obviously got quality to be at Swindon but he just hasn’t played a lot of football recently.

“Swindon have agreed to let us have him on a two-month loan and hopefully he will do well for us.

“Josh is a very good player. He drops into holes and causes teams problems. He’s lively and he can score goals. I think he will be a good signing for us.

“It gives us a bit more strength in depth in attacking areas, which I think we have been missing.

“There has been a lot of pressure on the likes of Ash Edenborough and TJ Bohane to get goals for us, but Ash is now starting a suspension and I think TJ’s injury is going to rule him out for the rest of the season.

“We needed some help in attack and we have got that now. It will be good to go to games with a 16-man squad, it means we have options to change the game off the bench.”

Third-placed Moneyfields are 17 points above Highworth in the table, but Roberts has no doubt his side are capable of returning from Portsmouth with a result.

The Monies have picked up only four points from the last 15 available in the league, losing at bottom-half side Bristol Manor Farm last time out, and shared a 1-1 draw with Town when the teams met in the reverse fixture back in December.

“Moneyfields are going for promotion, so they’re a good side and it is a good test,” said Roberts.

“I think we were unlucky not to beat them at our place. I thought we played them off the park at times but it was one of those games where we couldn’t score more than one goal.

“This league is quite unpredictable, I think everyone can beat everyone.

“Moneyfields lost to Bristol Manor Farm last weekend, so there isn’t a lot between the teams at the top and the teams at the bottom.

“If you turn up and are at the top of your game, you can worry anyone. That’s what we have got to look to do this weekend.”