Radcliffe have made a number of new signings recently, the latest being former FC United wing back Jake Williams from Buxton, and the new management team of ex-Manchester City midfielder Jon Machen and former Seagulls player-boss Frank Sinclair, will be looking for those acquisitions to start showing dividends..
SEAGULLS boss Alan Morgan has agreed for Jamie Rainford to go out on a month’s loan to Droylsden ahead of Saturday’s home game against Radcliffe Borough.
That is to enable the striker, who has scored seven goals in 20 appearances for the Bay this season, to get some games under his belt after being out of the side in recent weeks following injury.
Meanwhile the manager is warning the team against any complacency against a Radcliffe side that have lost five of their last six games and have dropped into the bottom two in the table following last weekend’s 6-0 home defeat against Glossop North End.
Only rock bottom Goole have conceded more league goals this season than Radcliffe, who have conceded 22 goals in those last six games include a 7-0 home defeat to Droylsden, but Alan Morgan says he is not interested in their recent run of results.
“Whether they lost 6-0, won 6-0 or lost 10-0 last weekend it doesn’t matter, we’ve got to make sure we turn up in the right frame of mind,” he warned. “If we turn up thinking we are going win that’s when results don’t work your way.”
Other recent signings include Kingsley Williams, who was at Oldham and Sheffield United as a teenager, wide man Liam Wood, who has been on the books of Bolton Wanderers, Oldham, Blackpool and Fleetwood, and goalkeeper Ashley Frith from FC United.
The Seagulls should have everybody available, except Rainford, and Elliot Rokka, who was Radcliffe’s Young Player of the Year last season before being signed by Tranmere Rovers, is one of four members of the Bay squad who played for Radcliffe last season along with Jack Hindle, Lassana Mendes and Kris Leigh and will be hoping to avenge their 2-1 defeat at Stainton Park in October.
Three more points for the Seagulls could be valuable with four of the teams above us playing each other (Glossop v Trafford and Clitheroe v Prescot Cables).
MATCH DAY MASCOT
The Match day Mascot, who will lead the Seagulls out onto the pitch on Saturday, is Osian Thorman Jones , who is 5 years old and attends Ysgol Betws Yn Rhos.
He is the lucky winner of our first, free mascot package for local schools! Osian supports both Tottenham Hotspur and Colwyn Bay, whilst his older brother, Thomas, plays for both Colwyn Bay Juniors and the Colwyn Bay Academy. Osian will be accompanied on the day by his father, Jason, brother Thomas, and his two granddads, Peter and Glyn.