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Warrington Town boss Shaun Reid has faith in loan pair
SHAUN Reid is hopeful a double loan swoop for a pair of promising Fleetwood Town youngsters will bolster Warrington Town’s promotion push.
Town agreed a deal with Cod Army boss Graham Alexander to extend goalkeeper Josh Ollerenshaw’s temporary stay, while also bringing in Richard Wright until the end of the current campaign.
The midfielder was voted Fleetwood’s young player of the year last season, while Ollerenshaw has impressed the Yellows’ boss during his time at the club.
He said: “It’s fantastic Josh is staying; he’s happy as well as he’ll play regular first team football.
“I’ve seen a lot of Richard too, and I know what he’s capable of.
“He’ll be involved on Saturday and hopefully make his debut, whether from the bench or as a starter.
“Graham has thankfully trusted me with these young players and they’ll definitely be a boost to our squad.”
Wright’s arrival saw Peter Dogan and Phil Mooney released while Michael Kennedy has switched to league rivals Prescot Cables on loan.
However Reid expects to field a familiar 11 against Salford City this Saturday, kick off 3pm.
“It’s important to keep continuity,” he added.
“So if you can hold on to your goalkeeper and keep a similar back four then it bodes well.
“I’ll revert back to what I think is my strongest team; I saw Salford on Saturday, and they had a good win against Mossley.”
Town beat the Ammies back in October, but boss Phil Power has a stronger team now with Iranian forward Rio Ahmadi scoring seven goals in the past two games.
“He’s changed the squad around completely and the lad up front is on form,” said Reid.
“But we’ve kept a lot of clean sheets and if we apply ourselves correctly we should have enough.”
Reid was frustrated at the postponement of Town’s game at pace-setters Curzon Ashton on Saturday, but admits having to play their title rivals twice will make for an exciting run-in.
“It adds an edge to those games,” he explained.
“Both will be like cup finals, which is what you want as a manager and as players.”
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