Defender tops wanted list as Gainsborough Trinity look to strengthen ahead of Telford test

Gainsborough Trinity vs Aston Utd. Darryn Stamp
Gainsborough Trinity vs Aston Utd. Darryn Stamp

Gainsborough assistant manager Darryn Stamp admitted the club will be keeping their eyes peeled for new faces ahead of the match with Telford.

Trinity lost Anthony Wilson to a hamstring injury in the defeat to AFC Fylde in a blow that adds to the number of players on the sidelines.

Wilson pulled up just after the half-time break to be the fifth player out, either injured or suspended, for the visit of the Bucks.

Stephen Brogan and Nathan Jarman begin their suspensions for the red cards they received at North Ferriby, whilst defenders Adam Quinn and Matt Wilson are on the recovery after having operations over the last two weeks.

Stamp believes that finding a new defender would be the priority and expects Anthony Wilson to be sidelined for a while.

He said: “It doesn’t look good for the lad, everyone heard it all over the pitch. We are short on bodies now, there’s no two ways about it.

“We have only got three recognised defenders heading into next Saturday so if we can do a bit of business in between now and then, hopefully we will be able to move things about and make it work for us.

“We have a few people who have contacts in the game so we will try and use them and hopefully the chairman will be able to sanction a few of them.”

The Blues have already had Doncaster Rovers youngster Paul McKay on loan earlier this season and maybe one option. McKay had an impact when at the Martin and Co Arena and scored the winner away at FC United in November.

Stamp believes it will also be a chance for the players on the bench to show their worth, including himself.

He said: “We can’t make excuses, the other players at the club have got to play their part now. Jarman is going to be missing, Ant Wilson is going to be missing, Brogan is going to be missing, so hopefully next week we will be able to get a body or two in which will help us but we have to count on the players that haven’t been involved.”

“Charlie Binns, Liam Davis, myself and Marc Newsham, it’s our turn to show what we’ve got.”