Jarrow manager hoping to boost numbers for Perth Green clash

Jarrow boss Dave Bell hopes to complete a triple signing in time for tomorrow's game against league leaders Northallerton Town.

Friday, 8th December 2017, 1:06 pm

Jarrow host the Northern League Division Two promotion contenders at Perth Green in the midst of a selection crisis.

Max Kirkham is unavailable as he serves the last game of a three-match ban. Josh Allan, John Murray and Jak Quantrill are injured along with Sam Attewell.

Luke Collins is unlikely to be available while Liam Clark will wait to see if his injury has recovered in time, but remains a major doubt.

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It means Bell, and fellow joint manager Chris Hutchison, have been working hard behind the scenes to bolster their squad.

Bell said: “We have new signing Liam Binks joining our squad who has been playing Sunday football and comes highly recommended.

“We expect to complete the signings of three players in time for Saturday’s game and will be working hard between now and the weekend to make sure they are registered in time.

“Northallerton beat us 6-2 at their place in the second game of the season. We know about their attacking threats, they are a very good side.

“But we know we are now much better than then and have more collective awareness of what this league is all about and we aim to give Northallerton a much tougher game.

“We have had a real tough run of games of late and few come more difficult than playing the league leaders.

“But we go into the game in confident mood following our training this week and the lads are really looking forward to this game.”