07:00PM, Thursday 07 February 2019
Rebels management team Jon Underwood and Neil Baker
Reinforcements are on their way to help an already competitive Slough Town continue their push for the play-offs this season.
In recent weeks and months the Rebels have seen Matty Stevens, James Dobson and Scott Davies all leave the club for various reasons, with only Matty Lench coming the other way. However, the management team have been keeping their ‘eyes open and ear to the ground’ for new signings that can aid the club this season and next. At least a couple of new players are expected to join before the weekend.
“We should have a forward signed by the weekend,” said joint boss Neil Baker yesterday (Thursday).
“It’s a 28-day loan deal initially. He’s highly rated but when someone comes in from a pro-club you never know how they’ll adapt to non-league football.
“Another local striker will sign forms with us tonight.
“He’ll probably stay dual registered to his club but he’ll come and train with us and we’ll see how he gets on.
“We were in for another player but have decided against that for the time being. We’ve also been to watch another player a couple of times. We’re looking ahead to next season while fully taking on board that we’re still pushing for the play-offs.
“We’ve still got a good squad and won’t overload ourselves with players.
“We’ve been competitive and will continue to be competitive but that doesn’t mean we’re not keeping our eyes open and our ear to the ground for someone who can come in and score 20/25 goals a season.”
The Rebels travel to Hampton & Richmond Borough for tomorrow’s (Saturday) National League South clash. An away win would keep the Rebels – who currently sit seven points off seventh-placed Dartford – in the hunt for a play-off spot.
They’ll then host Gloucester City on Tuesday night in a rearranged clash. The snow and icy conditions last week led to the game being postponed on Saturday.
“We know we’ll be up against a lively side in Hampton,” said Baker.
“They’ve been a little bit hit-and-miss of late, like a lot of sides in this league. They need to pick up points as does everyone.
“Last weekend’s postponement wasn’t the end of the world. Sometimes it’s good to take a breather so you can reset and go again.”
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