GALLERY: Chatteris Town hope to sign centre-back and goalkeeper as relegation fight continues

Chatteris Town vs Hardwick, Picture: Steve Williams.

Chatteris Town vs Hardwick, Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

CHATTERIS Town joint boss Leigh Matthews says the club are in talks to sign a centre half and goalkeeper to help them escape relegation.

Chatteris Town vs Hardwick, Picture: Steve Williams.

Chatteris Town vs Hardwick, Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

The Lilies lost 4-0 at home to Hardwick on Saturday, a result which leaves them second bottom of the Kershaw Premier League and six points from safety.

Chatteris Town vs Hardwick, Picture: Steve Williams.

Chatteris Town vs Hardwick, Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Matthews is keen to strengthen his squad and is hopeful the deals will be completed by the end of the week.

Chatteris Town vs Hardwick, Picture: Steve Williams.

Chatteris Town vs Hardwick, Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

He said: “We are on the lookout for a centre-half who is a good communicator and a goalkeeper because our usual first choice shot-stopper is injured.

Chatteris Town vs Hardwick, Picture: Steve Williams.

Chatteris Town vs Hardwick, Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

“Hopefully we will have at least one new player in by the end of the week.”


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Matthews said there were positives to be taken from Saturday’s defeat but bemoaned his side’s inability to take their chances.

He said: “We did all right in spells but showed a lack of quality in front of goal.

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“We had a couple of chances and could have gone ahead but once we fell behind we started to chase the game and they got a couple of lucky deflected goals.”

The Lilies boss still has faith in his side to claw back the large deficit in their remaining league games, starting with tomorrow’s crucial home match with Over Sports.

He said: “I don’t think it’s too big a gap. We have got 10 games left so hopefully we can pick up three or four wins in that period.”

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