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Pickering Town line up Denny Ingram as Joel Ramm and Dean Craig head out
4:05pm Wednesday 9th October 2013 in Sport
PICKERING TOWN boss Jimmy Reid has made a seven-day approach for former Football League stalwart Denny Ingram.
Reid was hoping to speak to the ex-Scarborough and Halifax defender today (Wednesday) in a bid to bring him to the Recreation Ground.
The 37-year-old is currently at Northern Counties East League premier division high-fliers Tadcaster Albion but Reid is hopeful of enticing the Scarborough resident, who played more than 200 times for Hartlepool between 1993 and 2001, closer to home.
Reid is dipping into the market after squad players Joel Ramm and Dean Craig both signed for division rivals Bridlington Town last week.
And ahead of Pickering’s return to league action, following a week off, at Parkgate on Saturday, Reid is hoping to bolster his team and grab a much-needed three points following a dip in form.
“I’ll have a chat with Denny. Taddy are doing well at the moment but I will speak to him,” he said. “He’s living in Scarborough and Pickering is closer.
“I am also looking at another young player along with two or three youngsters who are doing well in the under-19s.
“We want to get Saturday out of the road and then regroup. We have trained well and we just need three points.”
On the departures of Ramm and Craig, Reid added: “We wish them well. Rammy started the season but got injured and then couldn’t travel with us because he was working. We won and played well at Brighouse and it’s difficult to bring someone in then.
“Deano was involved in the first three games and he got on once but sometimes work takes you away from things and they have both gone now. There was no falling out though and the door is always open.”
Reid continued: “We need three points this weekend. We are creating lots of chances but we are not scoring at the right time. We are looking for the win and hopefully that can kick us on again.”
Meanwhile, Whitby Town’s unbeaten away record came to an abrupt end on Saturday as they made the long journey to King’s Lynn, had a man sent off and lost 3-0.
Ibrahim Hassan was the one to see red midway through the first half for hauling down Andy Hall.
The home side then took the lead, after 34 minutes, through Dan Jacob, and Hall doubled the lead three minutes before half-time.
Dan Quigley scored after 57 minutes to seal victory and end King’s Lynn’s three-game losing home run, in front of a crowd of 532.
Whitby dropped to 15th in the Evo-Stik League premier division but will look to bounce back on Saturday when they host 20th-placed Witton Albion, with fifth place still in touching distance.
Manager Darren Williams said: “If we win on Saturday, we can go fifth. It’s very close, very tight and there’ll be no runaways in the league this season.
“You might play the best football, but the most consistent team will win the league. If you can put a run together, you can be up there.”
Scarborough Athletic host Sutton Coldfield Town in division one south on Saturday, having bounced back from an FA Cup shootout defeat last midweek to win in the FA Trophy at the weekend.
The Seadogs drew their cup second round replay at Penrith 2-2 before losing 4-3 on penalties.
Peter Davidson and Gary Bradshaw scored in the second quarter to turn around a 1-0 deficit but Philip Storey netted his second goal for the Northern League hosts five minutes after half-time to pull them level.
On Saturday, Lewis Clarkson got the only goal of the game on 55 minutes to send Scarborough through the preliminary round of the Trophy with victory at Evo-Stik first division north outfit Prescot Cables.
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