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Simkin closing in on strike options
Dorchester Town are closing in on a mystery forward.
Keen to bolster his frontline for the 2012/13 campaign, manager Phil Simkin has been tracking two unnamed strikers.
One is currently on holiday while the other has opened the door on a possible move to the Avenue Stadium.
And Simkin is hopeful of completing his second signing of the close season – the first being former Weymouth keeper Jason Matthews.
He told Echosport: “We have spoken to one of the front players involved and he is very interested, it’s just a case of trying to thrash out a deal.
“I can’t name him at this stage but it’s looking promising. What I can say is that he is an experienced player with Football League experience and I would be delighted to get him on board.
“The other target doesn’t get back from holiday until Sunday so I will speak to him next week and hope to make a bit more progress.”
Simkin added: “The squad have all re-signed so we have got the basis of what we had last season plus Jason Matthews and hopefully a couple more additions in the right area.
“There’s nothing fundamentally wrong with our squad, only that we do not score enough goals. However, that’s something we are trying to rectify.”
Having retained the services of last term’s squad, the county town boss is confident the Magpies will continue to grow as a unit.
He said: “I’m delighted all the lads have re-signed. We are a close-knit group and that has been our strength.
“They may have the occasional off-day but I can live with that as they always put in a shift.
“Maintaining the squad keeps some continuity and the more people play together the better the team becomes as you know each other’s game and each other’s strengths and weaknesses.
“It’s then up to me to make sure people do not get too comfortable in their shirts by bringing people in and bringing youngsters through who can put pressure on the lads.”
* This year’s Bob Lucas Trophy clash between holders Dorchester Town and Weymouth will take place at the Bob Lucas Stadium on August 4 (3pm).
* The Magpies will be holding their second annual Community Fun Day at the Great Field, Poundbury on Monday (starting 10am).
Visit dtfccommunityfunday.co.uk for more details.