WARRINGTON Town are aiming to have new blood in their ranks on Saturday.

Manager Paul Carden is working to attract fresh legs ahead of the home clash with bottom side Skelmersdale, in order to offset current injury and suspension issues.

No deals had been finalised as the Guardian went to press.

Such was Town’s plight on player shortages at the weekend, Carden called on old friend - former Watford midfielder Jamie Hand - to help out off the bench at Corby Town as their ground is around an hour from his home.

Evan Gumbs, on loan from Tranmere, also made his debut at the rear.

Although Jay McCarten returns from a one-match suspension, Carden explained concerns remain around five other players’ availability this weekend and in some cases beyond.

“We’re hoping to have one or two others in from another club,” said Carden.

“As it stands we are still low on numbers with injuries.

“Gerry Kinsella’s back is causing concern. He has to go and see a back specialist and have a scan.

“Sean Williams is still three weeks away with his (broken) foot, while Danny Hattersley has rolled his ankle and he’s still three weeks away.

“Mitch Duggan still has a one-match ban to serve, plus Adam – my brother – has a hamstring strain so we don’t know how that is going to affect him either. Maybe a couple of weeks.

“We are light on numbers, so it’s important we strengthen. We’ve been offered two players I’m keen on so we’ll see what comes from that.”

Gumbs may play a longer part in Town’s season, too.

“He was outstanding on Saturday and fitted into the team seamlessly,” said Carden.

“We’ve got him for another few weeks and hopefully the signs are good we can keep him longer.” That’s good on Tranmere’s part and that Evan wants to play for us as well.”