Gainsborough Trinity are making a prolific goalscorer their priority as they plot a 2015/16 promotion push.
Speaking to the Standard after Saturday’s 2-1 defeat by Oxford at the Martin and Co Arena, Blues boss Steve Housham stated his ambition to get back into the play-off picture next season.
He said: “It’s a case of we will start the season. We will want to win the league. Win the play offs.”
“Me and the chairman are ambitious men and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to work out what we need to do.”
“We’ve done better than last year in terms of points tally but not goals.”
“You look at the stats and they dont lie.”
“Last year we knew what we needed to improve on and this year I know what we need to improve on and we need a goalscorer, who is one of our own.”
“That’s what we will be sitting down and planning, trying to get one on board.”
Simon Russell, who scored Trinity’s goal in the loss to Oxford, is Gainsborough’s top goalscorer for the season from midfield with 10 goals.
The statistics for the forwards does not make great reading.
Paul Beesley has nine to his name but has missed a large portion of the season through injury.
Darryn Stamp has contributed with five and Danny Forrest, who has played half the year has four.
The latter two have found goals at crucial times at the back end of the season, when Trinity were sucked into a relegation battle.
Housham believes that was the aim of the season, to keep themselves in the division.
“Realistically, when it comes down to it, we’ve done our job this season.”
“We stayed up and have had a bit of a cup run.”
“I’m not happy with that but we have been on limited resources.”
“Next year might be a wee bit different and if we get the players on board, we will be a force to be reckoned with.”