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Town sign striker ahead of Brackley trip

Lee Gregory, who has scored eight goals this season but none in his last six, is set to lead the line again

Lee Gregory, who has scored eight goals this season but none in his last six, is set to lead the line again

Town boss Neil Aspin has bolstered his side ahead of tomorrow’s visit to table toppers Brackley Town.

The Shaymen have brought in striker Alex Titchiner on loan from Fleetwood in attempt to become more clinical in front of goal, having only scored once in their last three games.

With Dale Johnson set to serve the last of his three match ban and Jamie Rainford currently out on loan, Aspin only had Gareth Seddon and Lee Gregory, who is without a goal in six games, available.

But the arrival of Welshman Titchiner, who scored 44 goals for Witton Albion last season and was named the Evo-Stik First Division North Young Player of the Year, gives Town a timely boost ahead of the trip to Northamptonshire.

Aspin said that a result at surprise package Brackley would help banish the memory of Tuesday night’s disappointing FA Cup defeat at to Lincoln.

“If the players have got any pride they won’t be happy with Tuesday night,” he said.

“I was disappointed, but I would be even more disappointed if they came off on Tuesday thinking they’d done alright, because they didn’t.

“But at the end of the day we’ve got to forget about it because tomorrow is a big game.

“If we can go there and get a result it will set us up for the games that follow, but we’ve got to be better than we were on Tuesday,” he said.

October has proved a difficult month for Town, who have only one of their last five games.

They will boosted by the timely return of influential midfielder Jason Jarrett, who has missed the last three games through suspension.

Brackley, who won nine of their first ten league games, are also struggling for form.

Before last weekend’s home draw with Gainsborough they were dumped out of the FA Cup by lowly Arsley Town and were then thumped 6-1 in a league game at Harrogate Town.

Their average attendance this season is just 348.

 

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