Bury want forward despite scoring spree

BURY Town boss Richard Wilkins is desperate for a new striker - despite his side having hit 14 goals in two games recently.The Suffolk side first beat Dunstable Town 7-3 - having been three goals behind within the first nine minutes - and then a week later they beat Stourport Swifts 7-2, having conceded the first two goals in the opening nine minutes.

Stuart Watson

BURY Town boss Richard Wilkins is desperate for a new striker - despite his side having hit 14 goals in two games recently.

The Suffolk side first beat Dunstable Town 7-3 - having been three goals behind within the first nine minutes - and then a week later they beat Stourport Swifts 7-2, having conceded the first two goals in the opening nine minutes.

“It's certainly good for the fans, but it hasn't been good for me!” admitted Wilkins, “In both games we didn't start very well and were slow outside of the traps.”


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You would have thought that would signal Wilkins concentrating on his defence, but in actual fact it is his front line that he is keen to reinforce.

Already he has seen attempts to sign three different strikers knocked back in the last few weeks. Speaking ahead of Saturday's trip to Bedworth Town, he said: “We'll keep trying to bring a striker in.”

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To find out why Wilkins wants to strengthen his front line - as well as a full preview of the weekend's non-league games - see Saturday's East Anglian Daily Times.

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