Boss looks to replace departed striker

01 July 2010 10:27
Neil Young is on the lookout for a new striker following the news that recent signing Aaron Burns has left the club. The Chester manager was already looking for a striker to add to his squad but that search has widened now that Aaron Burns has left the club. The former Northwich Victoria frontman, who also had spells with FC United and Droylsden, informed the club that he would be unavailable for midweek fixtures due to increased work commitments. Young said: “Aaron has told me he will not be available for midweek games because his work commitments have changed, so that won’t be happening now and it makes signing a forward even more of a priority. // '); // ]]> “I’d now like two strikers and hopefully I’ll have one in by some time next week.” Young told the press last week that he was looking for a regular goalscorer stating, “If you’re going to get out of this league, you’re going to have to score goals.”He added, “Halifax bossed the league last year and I put that down to the fact they brought in forwards who could score twenty-five goals plus. We struggled with goals at Colwyn Bay because we lost Rob Hopley, who is now with us at Chester, in October to a bad injury. “We did well because we were strong with big, physical players with the right mental attitude. We’ve got exactly the same at Chester, but the difference is goals, so that’s why I’d like to get someone who has regularly scored at a higher level.”