PAUL Carden hopes Ben Garrity’s move to full-time football provides “a kick up the backside” to existing members of his Warrington Town squad.

Yellows’ top goalscorer joined League One side Blackpool last week for an undisclosed fee believed to be in the region of £15,000.

The deal that took the midfielder to Bloomfield Road is also said to include a sell-on clause and several performance-related incentives.

Garrity’s remarkable rise has seen him go from Sunday league football in Liverpool to the Football League in less than two years and Carden hopes that will inspire some of his players to boost their own performances with the hope of making the same step up.

He also says he is “not desperate” to bring in a replacement for the time being as he prepares his side to face Matlock Town at Cantilever Park on Sunday, kick off 3pm.

“What I’m hoping is that players we have who are in a similar position to what Ben was realise that they’re being watched all the time,” he said.

“It is a blow and a hole in the team, but it’s there for somebody to fill.

“We’ve probably got more skilful individuals than Ben, but it’s the drive and determination that gets you where you want to go.

“This could be a kick up the backside for some of those players.

“They need to quickly realise what Ben’s done, grasp it and seize the opportunity to push on.

“It does put us in the market, but we’re not desperate. We have players who can play there – Bohan Dixon, Dylan Vassallo, Scott Sephton, Mitch Duggan.

“We’ve got enough players who can play there but if one was to come up of a certain calibre and quality, we would have a look.”