Workington Reds aim to shackle Altrincham goal machine Damien Reeves
Last updated at 11:57, Tuesday, 23 October 2012
Workington Reds must stop prolific striker Damien Reeves scoring or face defeat at Altrincham tonight.
Ending last season with 44 goals, Reeves has hit the ground running again with 15 strikes to his name already – just one less than the entire Workington team. The 26-year-old scored all four goals in a 4-2 win at Gainsborough Trinity and has netted twice in five other matches.
Reeves rejected a move to League Two side Gillingham during pre-season, as well as big-money offers in Scotland.
But motivating his side will not be a problem, insists boss Darren Edmondson.
“We’ve put Saturday’s FA Cup defeat to Mansfield defeat behind us now,” he said. “We were all bitterly disappointed in the changing room afterwards, but we must not dwell on it.
“Of course it would have been nice to get to round one, but it wasn’t to be, and now the league takes precedence again.
“Altrincham are a good team, like everyone else in this league, and there’s no doubting Damien’s goals. He’s been prolific over the last two years, and he’s definitely one we’ll have to watch closely.”
Altrincham are the league’s form side, winning four and drawing two of their last six games.
Phil McLuckie is unavailable to travel with Joe Mwasile set to make his first start since joining from Morecambe last week.
Meanwhile, former Kendal midfielder Ashley Dunn is training at Borough Park.
Edmondson is running the rule over the ex-Fleetwood man, and said: “We’re always looking to improve our squad, and Ashley has been at training to see if he can offer us something else. No decisions have been made by either party, but we are enjoying having Ashley with us.”
First published at 11:49, Tuesday, 23 October 2012
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