Blues add four new signings ahead of Coalville trip

Whitby Town FC news
Whitby Town FC news

Whitby Town manager Chris Hardy has welcomed four new faces into his squad this week, beating the transfer deadline to bolster his squad ahead of a trip to Coalville Town tomorrow, 3pm kick-off.

The Seasiders boss looked to add depth to his side, with poor weather creating a backlog of fixtures going into a busy April.

Former Blues and Guisborough Town defender Paul Roddam joined on a dual-registration with FA Vase semi-finalists Stockton Town, while 21-year old former Sunderland, York City and Dundee United defender Jassem Sukar also signed forms on Monday.

Hartlepool Sixth Form College student Guilherme Baltazar Jr. also signed up to continue his footballing development, with the centre-forward signing on dual-registration forms with Darlington.

The final signing of the week was Dan Gathercole, a striker who has recently returned from a spell in New Zealand with Western Suburbs.

It is not yet clear whether the four new faces will play any part in Saturday’s trip to Leicestershire to face Coalville Town, with Chris Hardy already having good numbers in his squad for the trip.

However, Town skipper Steven Snaith will continue to miss out, as he waits to serve the final game of his three-match suspension, for a red card picked up in last month’s clash with Stafford Rangers.

Versatile defender Luke Bythway also won’t travel south due to a knee injury that is likely to keep him out for the remainder of the campaign.

Hardy will be able to welcome back Callum Patton however, who will return to action following recent work commitments.

The Blues will be looking to bounce back from their last outing, which was almost a month ago, a 1-0 defeat at Witton Albion.

The inclement weather has wreaked havoc upon the Blues’ plans for the past few weeks.

The Ravens sit just four points ahead of the Blues in the Evo-Stik Premier Division table, and had similar luck last time out, losing 4-1 at Stafford Rangers last weekend.

A supporters bus will leave the Turnbull Ground for Leicestershire at 8.30am on Saturday.

Places cost just £10 but are limited, you can book your seat through Town chairman Graham Manser on 07796 241 344.