Players will get second chanceBy Adam Lee
May 02, 2008
Manager Byron Walton has vowed to stick with the group of players that kept Bracknell Town up, but claims they are desperate for a striker.
Walton paid tribute to his squad that avoided relegation with a 1-1 draw at Taunton Town on Saturday, but says the search has begun for a man to fire them up the table next season.
Robins have failed to replace Mark Anderson since the striker left Larges Lane last summer.
Anderson scored 24 goals in his final season at the club, and his presence was sorely missed as Bracknell managed just 45 goals all season, the third lowest in the division.
Walton, though, is concerned by the lack of available funds at the club, and admits he will have to search the Hellenic and Combined Counties Leagues in order to bag himself a marksman.
“We don’t want to be in this position next year,” said Walton.
“The main thing is to try and tie up the existing squad because they’ve all done ever so well and they all deserve a chance.
“It would be a shame if they left so we’ll try and keep the existing squad and then add a goalscoring centre forward.
“Our top goalscorer this season ended up with seven, so it is a problem and we need to get someone in who will score 20- plus goals.
“We’re on the lookout already, we’ve drawn a list up of people to see if they’re interested but a lot of it will come down to money, so it’ll probably be a case of getting someone in from the lower leagues.
“The teams up at the top have big budgets and the teams down the bottom don’t have a lot of money so a lot of it comes down to how much we can pay the players.”