Jimmy Reid swells Selby Town squad ahead of demanding schedule

Jimmy Reid

Jimmy Reid

First published in Sport

Recruitment continues for Selby Town manager Jimmy Reid as he seeks to cope with a demanding schedule of four games in 16 days.

The Robins head into tomorrow’s Northern Counties East League first division trip to Dronfield on the back of a 2-0 midweek reverse to Teversal, a long haul for which Reid was missing several key players.

Against a fierce wind Selby held their own for 40 minutes until conceding two goals just before half-time.

Said Reid: “I don’t think we deserved to win, but I think we were worth a point from a draw. The luck’s just not with us at the moment but that can always change just as quick.”

To bolster his squad he has added right-sided forward Dan O’Connor from his former Pickering Town club, as well as signing defender Liam Wright from Winterton Rangers.

He revealed that he was also on the trail of a Scarborough-based forward, hopeful that his target may join in time to figure against Dronfield, who, at 17th spot in the division, are six places shy of the Robins.

Knaresborough Town’s home duel against Rossington Main pitches two of the division’s hot shots in direct opposition.

Colin Heath, Town’s leading scorer, is on the same 16-goal mark for the season as Rossington’s Lee Holmes.

For NCEL premier division title hopefuls Tadcaster Albion, they will be striving to erase the memory of last week’s 8-1 battering meted out by Brighouse to give them the dubious distinction of suffering their heaviest defeat for 16 years.

Second-placed Albion play host to Garforth Town, a club celebrating its 50th year of existence, though the hosts will be in no mood to contribute to the party.

Pickering Town are also at home welcoming Retford United who won 3-0 in midweek to rise to sixth position.

Harrogate Railway head to Northwich Victoria in the Evo-Stik League first division north, while for Scarborough Athletic their division one south duties comprise a home clash against Belper.

Winger Dan Clayton, meanwhile, has returned to Harrogate Town from North Ferriby United ahead of the Conference North visit of Hednesford Town to Wetherby Road.

Said Harrogate boss Simon Weaver: “He has come back to us as a much more developed and focused player.”

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