Barkingside boss hopeful new signing can boost club’s promotion-push

PUBLISHED: 09:00 07 October 2011

Striker Ryan Imbert re-signs for Barkingside

Striker Ryan Imbert re-signs for Barkingside


Manager Matt Frew has high hopes for Ryan Imbert as striker opens his account in win at Haringey & Waltham Development.

Barkingside player-manager Matt Frew hopes the return of striker Ryan Imbert can give his team the extra firepower they need to mount a push towards promotion.

The former Aveley striker was with the Oakside outfit last season before trying his luck at Ryman One North side Waltham Forest, but after a lack of opportunities at the club, opted to move back to Essex Senior League football with Barkingside.

The striker came on for the last 20 minutes in Sunday’s 1-1 league draw against Bethnal Green United and netted the winning goal in Wednesday’s 2-1 win against Haringey & Waltham Development.

Barkingside are now just a point behind league leaders Southend Manor and Frew sees Imbert’s return as an added boost to their promotion prospects.

“I knew Ryan was at the club last year and whenever I played against him for London APSA he was always a danger,” said the Barkingside boss.

“I heard he hadn’t been getting in much at Waltham Forest and I was able to get him back to the club which I am delighted with.

“He is something different to what we already have and hopefully with him in the side we can continue to progress.”

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