MARCH Town are hoping to have loan striker Liam Harrold making his debut at Team Bury in the Ridgeons League Division One on Saturday.
Manager Brett Whaley was chasing the former Wisbech Town player all last week and finally received word from King’s Lynn manager Gary Setchell late on Friday that he was available.
It was too late for the game at Debenham but Whaley said: “Gary Setchell has agreed to let Liam play for us when he is not wanted by King’s Lynn. I am hopeful he will play at Team Bury, but I will not know for sure until later in the week.
“Liam has a good goalscoring record over the years and a proven goalscorer is just what we need at the moment. If he had played on Saturday I am sure he would have come up with a goal.
“His experience will also be a big boost for us as we are a young side and he can help the other players too.”
March dropped out of the top four with last Saturday’s defeat but Whaley is determined to finish the season there and had a warning for his players. “We still have a lot to play for and not just the cup semi-final and with all the players coming back there is going to be good competition for places which is what you want.
“So any players under performing could find themselves out of the team when the cup semi-final comes around.”
Whaley, apart from lining up Harrold, also signed three Histon youth players on loan at the end of last week to compensate for the loss of Ondre Odain and Ricky Goodale.
Two of the young players came on as substitutes at Debenham with Curtis Fulcher, a central midfielder, looking particularly impressive and striker Mattie Waters also had the last 10 minutes.
The third new signing is March lad Casey Logan, a 17-year-old wide player, who has made one first team appearance in the Blue Square Bet Premier League for Histon this season.
Whaley added: “For a club like ours to have a good relationship with a club like Histon, who do not have a reserve side, is ideal. Brian Page, the assistant manager who is also head of the academy, has been very helpful.”
Marc Welcher and Dan Jenkins will be available again for the Team Bury game on Saturday and Whaley added: “With all these players available it is going to be quite a headache picking the side.”