Changes likely ahead of key period

Tim ChannonGeneral

New signing Jack Phillips will be involved for the first time if clearance comes through.

New signing Jack Phillips will be involved for the first time if clearance comes through.

SEAGULLS manager  Paul Moore says there will be changes for Saturday’s  home game against third-bottom  Ossett  Albion (3pm), with his side having gone four games without a win.

  This is the first of five games over the next five weeks against teams currently in the bottom six and its a big chance to get up amongst the play-off places.
 Moore agreed: “We really need to kick on now.
 “We haven’t been playing badly, but we’ve not been taking our chances and I’m not happy with the goals we’ve been conceding, so there will be changes.”
 The Seagulls are without skipper Tom Hardwick, who is unavailable due to a family function, and vice-captain Chris Gahgan who is recovering from surgery, but the manager has new signing Michael Roddy available for the first time and is hoping clearance comes through for another new addition Jack Phillips to be involved for the first time.
 New striker Jack Kelleher has been ill with flu all week and his chances of playing are only 50-50.
 Meanwhile the manager has been in talks this week with two more possible new signings in  a bid to further strengthen his squad.
 Although in the bottom three, Ossett Albion have been showing signs of a revival in recent games.
 They gained a battling 1-1 draw at league leaders Brighouse last Saturday, following a 2-0 home win over Radcliffe Borough to end a run of  five games without a win (four defeats and a draw) and just one win in 11.
Their improved form coincides with the loan signing from OIldham Athletic of Danny Byrnes, who was only recently at Colwyn Bay for a month where he made only two brief appearances as a second half substitute, and 17-year-old former Rotherham United Academy defender Oliver Yates.
 The Unicorns have also this week signed 25-year-old midfielder Nathan Woodward from Glossop North End and he could be involved for the first time against the Seagulls.
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THE Reserves play Treaddur Bay in the second round of the Lock Stock Fireworks League Cup at The Oval in Llandudno with a 1:45pm kick off.