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Simkin eyes a new striker
PHIL Simkin has revealed he is hoping to bolster his attacking options in time for the big Skrill South kick-off.
The Magpies’ chief told Echosport that he is looking to sign a striker on loan ahead of the trip to Staines Town on Saturday.
He has also said that while Arran Pugh won’t make the Staines clash, club captain Mark Jermyn does have an outside chance of travelling.
That would be a massive boost for the Magpies as it has been confirmed Harry Bell (hamstring) and Calvin Brooks (groin) will be out for two to three weeks.
Simkin would love to have Pugh back as soon as possible and was pleased to see the defender come through his first action in months at the weekend.
“We started Arran for his first game in about four months and gave him 45 minutes,” said Simkin after the 1-0 defeat at Paulton Rovers.
“Unfortunately, he was at fault for the goal but it’s always difficult when you haven’t played for that long.
“It’s hard when you’re put straight back in the firing line, but he didn’t feel his groin at all. He won’t be ready to play at Staines, no way, but he won’t be that long.”
He added: “Harry is out for two to three weeks with his hamstring and Calvin is the same with his groin.
“But Jem is close to being fit and has a chance of making the Staines game.”
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