Eason given chance to shine for Spalding United

Danny Hussey and Marcus Ebdon
Danny Hussey and Marcus Ebdon
  • Evo-Stik Northern Premier League First Division South - Spalding United v Goole (Saturday 3pm)
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Stuart Eason is set to make his debut for Spalding United on Saturday.

The 29-year-old striker has joined the Tulips on a dual registration from St Ives Town.

He is likely to be involved against Goole in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League First Division South game at the Sir Halley Stewart Field.

Assistant-manager Danny Hussey said: “We are lacking in terms of scoring goals.

“We are creating chances but not putting them away.

“Recently Stuart has not been getting as much game time as he possibly should be at St Ives since recovering from an injury.

We are expecting a tough game against Goole but we need to cut out our mistakes.

Assistant-manager Danny Hussey

“Their manager Ricky Marheineke brought in a new striker who has done quite well so that limited Stuart’s chances of playing.

“We had a chat with Ricky to ask about signing Stuart on dual registration and they were both happy with that.

“In my opinion we are now playing in the hardest level of the Step Four pyramid so this will be a good test for him.

“Stuart should be available to make his debut at home on Saturday and hopefully he can be our missing ingredient up front.

“He has scored goals for St Ives in the Southern League but this is a challenge for him.”

Spalding are also hopeful of signing a central midfielder ahead of Saturday’s game as well as bringing back striker James Tricks following an eye socket injury.

Defender Neal Spafford is likely to be the only absentee and boss Marcus Ebdon is looking to keep left-winger Jamie Thurlbourne for the rest of this season.

Thurlbourne returned for Spalding’s midweek defeat at Gresley which saw the Tulips drop to eighth place.

Hussey added: “We have been short on numbers but we know Jamie has got a lot of ability. He creates chances and scores goals from that position.

“Hopefully those chances can be put away by the likes of Stuart and James.

“We are expecting a tough game against Goole but we need to cut out our mistakes.”

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