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Reid’s target is promotion
AMBITIOUS Warrington Town’s prolific activity in the transfer market is set to continue.
Manager Shaun Reid hopes to add final touches to his promotion-chasing squad, starting with a signing before the visit of Salford City this Saturday, kick off 3pm.
“I am probably looking to bring in two more players, one in the next couple of days, and that will be the end of it,” said Reid.
“Then we will be ready to push on into the play-off places as the season goes on.”
Promotion, or at least reaching the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Division One North’s play-offs places, is now the minimum the Yellows are seeking from Reid’s first full season in charge, not least because of the resources used to bring players like Ciaran Kilheeney, John Miles and latest signings Jon Newby and Danny Mannix to the club from rivals higher up in the non-league pyramid.
Reid, however, is not convinced that money is the driving force behind Town’s success in the transfer market this season.
“Whether it is me or the football club, everyone wants to play for Warrington Town all of a sudden,” he said.
“What the club have not done is go overboard and we have probably spent an average amount, budget-wise, for this league.
“We’re getting good quality players coming in, and if we continue to do that then it bodes well for the future.”
While the club seem to be getting their long-term plans in place, Reid will be more concerned about his side dropping to 10th in the table after a run of five league games without a victory.
Having played the most games of any side in the division, Town are four points off the tightly contested play-offs places following a 1-1 draw at Lancaster City last weekend.
“We do go in fits and starts, so hopefully that draw will help us get back to winning ways,” he said.
“It is imperative that we pick up three points from our home games, and this Saturday is no different."
Town’s chances are boosted by the previously injured Lee Powell returning to the squad for Saturday.
“That is a massive boost because he has been a big loss,” said Reid.