Spartans’ manager Tommy Cassidy is on the trail of an out and out goalscorer for next season as well as a ‘Godzilla’ as he puts it!
Speaking after Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at home to Hyde Cassidy again rued missed chances and reflected on the need to dominate more in midfield.
“We huffed and puffed in the match, playing well in patches. We conceded another silly goal from a set piece and failed to take our chances when they came along. Bearing in mind they are top of the league they didn’t look miles ahead of us and if we’d scored first it might have been a different game,” he said.
“We need someone who can score us goals and someone who can dominate in midfield plus another couple of players,” he continued. “I can’t really coach much in the four hours we have together during the week so I need to bring in players of the right calibre from the start”.
Blyth had Robert Birdsall back in goal as David Knight injured his thigh on Thursday evening at training. Forward Graeme Armstrong however missed the game through illness. Cassidy explained, “Graeme rang me on Saturday morning saying that he had not slept having been sick all night. He was going to take on board some liquids and agreed to come to the ground to see how he felt. He turned up looking shocking and I didn’t let him warm up so he went home to recover”.
The Hyde game was littered with yellow cards – eight in all. Cassidy wasn’t happy. “It seemed like every foul warranted a booking. It looked like one for us then one for them and on and on. Plus it broke up play and spoilt the game”.