Parr keen to boost Reds’ fire-power

Petersfield goalkeeper Matt Shortt Picture: George Spear
Petersfield goalkeeper Matt Shortt Picture: George Spear
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Fareham Town manager Matt Parr is trying to reinforce his squad ahead of their crucial Wessex League premier division clash at Bournemouth Poppies (3pm).

Parr is desperate to increase the Reds’ fire-power in a bid to move away from the relegation zone.

With just one league win to date this term, Fareham sit third from bottom – two points above the drop zone.

‘Our confidence has been drained away by the poor run of results,’ said Parr.

‘I need to get some fresh minds in, with players who are not weighed down by the pressure.

‘Our biggest problem is a lack of goals and I am looking to bring in a couple of attacking players.

‘Financially, it is tough at the club and that can make it difficult to attract players.

‘All we need is another win because that will help kick-start our season.’

Petersfield boss Ian Saunders has warned his team to be wary of Totton & Eling at Love Lane.

The visitors are yet to win in the league this season but Saunders is determined not to let that fool him.

‘Totton have picked up some points and run top teams close in recent weeks,’ said the manager.

‘We were disappointed to throw away two points in our last home game.

‘If you want to do anything in this league then you have to win your home games.’

Town are still without injured pair Robbie Tambling and Jason Silver.

Saunders has been encouraged by goalkeeper Matt Shortt’s decision to reject a seven-day approach from AFC Portchester.

Horndean are without three key players as they take on third-placed Blackfield & Langley at Five Heads Park.

Gavin Spurway and Gary Austin are suspended and Lewis Stockford is absent through work commitments.

‘We have done well so far and, hopefully, we’ll beat the weather to keep our momentum going,’ said Deans boss Dave Carter.

Moneyfields are looking to complete a league double over Alresford Town.

‘It won’t be easy because Alresford are an improved side,’ said Moneys manager Miles Rutherford.

AFC Portchester travel to Hamworthy United.