TOMMY LAWSON hopes new loan signing Sean Miller can boost Skelmersdale United's attacking options as they look to step up their promotion push.
Miller will move to Skem from Conference side Chester FC, and arrives at the West Lancashire College Stadium with quite a reputation.
The 18-year-old scored 15 goals during a loan spell with North West Counties side Bootle earlier this season, and in December made his senior Chester debut in their clash with Braintree Town.
He has since had a short stint with Clitheroe in the Evo-Stik First Division North, and Lawson says he has high hopes for his new signing.
He said: “I spoke to Neil Prince about him, and he rates him very highly.
“He's a right-sided player who can score goals. Hopefully he can replace what we've lost in Matty Hughes, in terms of goals and creativity.”
Lawson has also made enquiries for at least two more players, as he seeks to bolster his options.
Skem were left frustrated this week, with their league game at home to Trafford called off due to a waterlogged pitch.
Their Liverpool Senior Cup tie with Southport on Tuesday was also postponed, meaning Lawson's men have been without a game since the defeat to Chorley a fortnight ago.
On the plus side, the mini-break has enabled a number of players to edge closer to full fitness. Rob McIntosh should be fit for Saturday's trip to Barwell, whilst Lewis Field is available after long-term injury. Striker Jack Laird is also in contention, while Aaron Turner returned to training last week, and should be back in action within two weeks.
“That's the good thing about having games called off,” said Lawson. “It allows us to get players back fit.
“Obviously it's frustrating as we want to play, but we have to take the positives.
“We had a good game against Barwell earlier in the season, which we just about won. We're looking forward to getting back out there.
“It's an exciting time for us. We're fighting hard to make sure we have a good end to the season.”