Seagulls sign second striker ahead of tomorrow’s Dartford match

PUBLISHED: 09:12 16 January 2017 | UPDATED: 09:16 16 January 2017

Jake Reid is the second striker to arrive at The Woodspring in the past few days.

Jake Reid is the second striker to arrive at The Woodspring in the past few days.

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Weston-super-Mare Football Club have signed a second striker ahead of tomorrow’s (Tuesday) match away at Dartford.

The Mercury reported on Friday that Jake Lee has joined the Seagulls from Southern League South and West side Shortwood United.
But Scott Bartlett has now added a second Jake to his squad, as Jake Reid has now completed a move from Chelmsford City.

The 29-year-old will be available for selection for tomorrow’s match and head coach Scott Bartlett says there is now some ‘healthy competition’ in the side.

He said: “Jake is a big powerful target man who leads the line well. He has good experience and is someone well known to myself and our staff, Chris Barker and Ian Harris.

“Our strikers Brad [Ash] and Gethyn [Hill] are in excellent form and have provided us with a real threat as well as goals and a fantastic work rate up front. We have added Jake Lee and Jake Reid to help with that. They will provide healthy competition and give us lots of options.”

The club have also announced the departure of defender Jon Moran after his loan spell came to an end.

He has now returned to Forest Green Rovers but Bartlett insisted his staff are spending ‘hours’ at games around the country to strengthen the squad for this season and next season.

He said: “We have a brilliant scouting network and spend hours out at games, we have recruited very well and everyone that has come in has done so for the right reasons.

“We don’t have the resources of some clubs in our league but we have a lot going for us and are giving young lads a platform to do well.”

Weston travel to Dartford tomorrow and will kick off at 7:45pm.

For reaction from the match, pick up a copy of Thursday’s Mercury.

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