WARRINGTON Town manager Paul Carden is aiming to relieve the pressure on beleaguered frontman Tony Gray by bringing in reinforcements in attack.

With Josh Amis struggling with a foot injury and Matty Chadwick out on loan at Atherton Collieries, Gray is the only recognised striker currently available to Yellows.

Carden is keen to manager the 35-year-old’s workload but he has featured in all 18 of his side’s matches this season, with all but three of his appearances coming from the start.

Gray has scored four times this season but has cut an increasingly isolated figure of late as Yellows struggle for goals, particularly at home.

With another home fixture against Hyde United coming up on Saturday, kick off 3pm, Carden is keen to get him some extra support.

While the Town boss insists there is room in his playing budget to bring a forward in, he acknowledges that it could be hard to find.

“It might be something that we have to look at in terms of trying to bring a striker in to take the pressure off Tony,” he said.

“Last season, we were taking him off with 15 minutes to go in games and keeping him fresh for the following game.

“He looks like he’s on his legs at times, not only because he is isolated but he is getting flogged every game.

“I think we could get one in, but they are hard to find. Nobody wants to let a goalscorer go.

“They are out there. It might be that we go with a younger option but we have to find them first.”

Hyde would be the fifth side to leave Cantilever Park victorious this season should they inflict defeat upon Town in Saturday’s BetVictor Northern Premier Division fixture.

Steve Jennings is available again after suspension but Amis, Louis Barnes (hamstring) and Jack Dunn (knee) continue to struggle.

They look set to be joined on the sidelines by Scott Sephton, who is struggling with a calf injury.

Carden has warned the players currently in possession of spots in his side that they risk being dropped when his injured stars return if their performances do not improve.

“We’re getting performances from individuals but not the collective,” he said.

“Josh Amis and Jack Dunn are big misses for us, but we haven’t had Dunny all season and Josh has missed the bulk of it. That’s where others have to step up.

“They have to realise that those players are going to come back at some point and if they haven’t stepped up, it will be them who miss out.”