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Pinchbeck strengthen squad ahead of trip to title contenders Shepshed




Pinchbeck United have received a boost ahead of their tough-looking Uhlsport United Counties League Premier Division trip to title challengers Shepshed Dynamo on Saturday.

The Knights have signed ex-Huntingdon Town striker Corey Kingston on a full-time basis after he was dual-registered with Eastern Counties League Division One North side Wisbech St Mary.

Kingston, who was top scorer for the Saints with nine goal and 14 games, joins fellow forwards Sam Bayly, Adam Richardson and Ewan Fieldhouse as new signing for Pinchbeck over the last two weeks.

Corey KIngston has joined Pinchbeck United from Wisbech St Mary.
Corey KIngston has joined Pinchbeck United from Wisbech St Mary.

Manager Ian Dunn said: "We've been trying to get it done for ages and so it's good to get Corey in as one more asset to the club.

"He just gives us energy and know-how up front which we've lacked a bit, so it's a boost to get him in."

The news is not so good on the defensive front as left back Odie Wason, who was harshly sent off in last weekend's 2-1 defeat for the Knights at relegation rivals Sleaford Town, likely to be out for longer than the three games he is suspended for.

Pinchbeck United manager Ian Dunn (right) and assistant manager Jimmy Brattan.
Pinchbeck United manager Ian Dunn (right) and assistant manager Jimmy Brattan.

Wason was injured in the 2-0 defeat at Wellingborough Town on Tuesday night, with Dunn having come on to replace him at half-time.

"It was the same as before in other games, pretty even iin terms of possession and chances," Dunn said.

"But two errors have led to goals where we've not defended for our lives, while Wellingborough didn't make the mistakes that we did.

"Corey and Patryk Kacirek were our main threat on Tuesday, but it's a steep learning curve for the younger lads who are growing all the time."

Match action from Shepshed Dynamo at Deeping Rangers in October 2019.Photo by David Pearson.
Match action from Shepshed Dynamo at Deeping Rangers in October 2019.Photo by David Pearson.

The Knights travel to Shepshed's Dovecote Stadium with nothing like the pressure that was on them during Saturday's defeat at Sleaford.

Pinchbeck were beaten 3-0 by Shepshed, currently fourth in the Premier Division and three points behind leaders Rugby Town, at the first league game between the sides this season at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field last October.

Dunn said: "It's just another game where we can go and try to get something out of it."


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