LONG BUCKBY: Boss Goodwin closing in on new striker

STRIKER SEARCH - Scott Goodwin
STRIKER SEARCH - Scott Goodwin

Long Buckby boss Scott Goodwin is closing in on bringing a new striker to Station Road.

Goodwin has seen his side lose their past three UCL Premier Division games after failing to turn possession into points.

The latest reverse came at home to Boston Town last weekend as Buckby dominated the game but slipped to a 2-1 defeat.

Goodwin knows a turnaround in fortunes is needed and feels a a fresh face up front can provide the solution to the Bucks’ problems.

And he said: “All over the park teams can’t touch us for passing, vision and quality, but you’ve got to put the ball in the back of the net.

“We’re missing a typical UCL forward who is in the right place at the right time but we’ve got one target who is definitely on our radar.

“If it (the signing) doesn’t happen this week hopefully it will happen next week.

“He knows where the goal is and hopefully we can come to some sort of agreement sooner rather than later. If we get him, we won’t be far off.”

But Goodwin was keen to stress that the Bucks should not be solely reliant on the acquisition of a new striker.

The Buckby boss wants the rest of his players to step up and start chipping in with some much-needed goals.

“It sounds like there’s a lot of pressure on one player, but there isn’t,” he said.

“We need everyone to chip in, especially the other strikers and midfielders.”

Buckby are back in UCL Premier Division action tomorrow when they travel to Blackstones (ko 3pm).