PAUL Carden believes new loan signing Iwan Murray can “cause problems” – but only if he is helped out by his new Warrington Town teammates.

The diminutive Welsh forward has joined on a 28-day loan from National League North side Chester and made his debut off the bench during Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Stalybridge Celtic.

Carden says it is difficult to judge the 19-year-old on his first Yellows appearance but feels he has the ability to make a big contribution during his time at Cantilever Park.

“It was tough for Iwan on Saturday as he’s gone on in a team that’s not performing,” he said.

“I’ve seen him come off the bench for Chester and be very lively.

“He makes things happen in the final third, even just drawing fouls with his quick feet.

“It’s a harsh game to judge him on because he’s not the biggest player.

“I do know when we get him on the ball, he will cause problems but we need to help him more.”

Yellows turn their thoughts to the FA Trophy and a first qualifying round clash with Ashton United tomorrow as they look to improve upon their worrying home form.

All of Town’s league defeats this season have come at Cantilever Park, where Carden believes the playing surface may be hindering his side.

However, he sees players not stepping up and performing when his star men are being kept quiet as a much bigger issue.

“I’m loathed to say it but I don’t think the pitch is helping us,” he said.

“It’s very bobbly and I don’t think it helps us in the final third.

“When certain players aren’t at it for us, it as if like no-one wants to step up.

“If Tony Gray, Jack Mackreth and Ben Garrity aren’t fizzing around, we tend to struggle. We’re too reliant on those three.

“There’s players in there like Al Byrne and Dylan Vassallo who have got so much ability.

“Al can do a lot more for us. He’s got the quality, ability and the work rate, but he has to simplify his game and play to his strengths.

“When he does that, there’s no-one better.

“We have to be a lot better and more positive about how we’re playing.

“Ashton will have seen our result on Saturday and home form in general and will think they’re in with a good chance.”

Yellows are set to be boosted by returns for midfielders Bohan Dixon, who has missed the past two games due to work commitments, and Steve Jennings, whose three-match suspension applies only to league fixtures.

However, they are still set to be without Josh Amis (foot) and Louis Barnes (hamstring) while Matty Chadwick has joined Atherton Collieries on loan until January.