Ammers in no rush to bolster attack

NPL Division One East 

Yorkshire Amateur joint manager Neil Sibson

Yorkshire Amateur are in no rush to bolster their attack despite the exit of Roy Fogarty, joint manager Neil Sibson has said.

Fogarty left for Division rivals Worksop Town last week while fellow striker Ross Duggan faces a three-match ban following his red card in the 0-0 draw with Pickering Town at the weekend to compound matters.

However, the Ammers – who host Sheffield FC at Bracken Edge tonight – are not going to press the panic button and sign a new player for the sake of it.

“We’re not going to jump the gun,” Sibson told Non League Yorkshire.

“We have got options and we have other people we can play up there without giving too much away.

“We have a different system we can use and myself and Craig (Ogilvie) will talk about that prior to Tuesday’s game.

“(Finding a new striker) is not a massive priority.

“When you lose a player normally you are looking to replace him but we have a big squad and it gives someone a chance to come in.

“We may go get a striker but we won’t make a knee-jerk reaction.

“It would have to be right for them and us but we’ve not spoken to anyone.”

Ross Duggan’s home debut for Yorkshire Amateur ended after 35 minutes after he was sent off

The Ammers have ten points out of a possible 21 so far this season.

They won their opening two games and the win was the 7-0 demolition of Lincoln United.

One of the defeats as the heavy 4-0 loss at Marske United and Sibson agrees that it is an unforgiving league.

“We have won three games and obviously all teams have their scouts and it is credit to us that all the teams we have played have upped their games,” he said.

“Every team knows how each other plays and they are adapting to each other.

“It is a game of chess and every game is tough.

“We have got off to a good start but it is a very tough league.

“It is a brutal league and if you’re not on your game you’re going to get turned over.

“The preparation has to be right.

“Everyone has to be on it.

“There is more attention to detail than there is in the NCEL Premier and we have to adapt to it.

“It is our first season (in this league) and we’re learning and I think we’ll only get better.”

Sibson may believe his will get stronger but he is also grounded on the club’s expectations for the campaign.

“We’re under no pressure to get promotion,” he said.

“If we get in the play-offs, fair enough.

“I don’t think we’ll get promotion if I’m truthfully honest with you.

“But we’re having a good look (at the league) and we’re seeing what it is like and we’ll learn from it and go forward.”

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