Cut price Blues solve goal drought

Goal man? Michael Charles has been signed to get goals for Met Police

Goal man? Michael Charles has been signed to get goals for Met Police

First published in Sport Sutton Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Sports editor

Assistant boss Gavin Macpherson is hoping Bradley Hudson-Odoi, Charlie Collins and Michael Charles can solves his side’s goalscoring conundrum this season.

Charles, signed from Poole Town in the summer, scored an impressive brace in Saturday’s 5-2 thrashing of Merstham, which saw Collins also impress.

Further goals came from Matt Pattison, Ryan James and Ryan Watts as the Blues continue to warm-up for the Ryman Premier League opening day trip to Maidstone United.

Boss Jimmy Cooper’s men struggled to find the net but had one of the division’s tightest defences at the other end.

“We had probably the fifth best defensive record in the league last year, but we could not score goals,” he said.

“That was our main priority this summer and we signed Michael Charles to score goals.

“Bradley and Charlie have started well but you need three strikers , so that when one drops off in form you have someone to come in.”

The Blues have had their budget slashed this term and Imber Court assistant Macpherson reckons that is going to be key to their chances of reaching the play-offs this term.

“Most managers at this level would take our starting line-up, but we are struggling for strength in depth because we have a small squad,” he added.

“That could really cause us problems when injuries and suspensions take their toll.

“That’s the main concern.”

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