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Essex Senior League: Barkingside boss Gursel Gulfer wants to sign a striker ahead of Waltham Forest clash

PUBLISHED: 09:00 07 October 2016

Barkingside manager Gursel Gulfer (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Barkingside manager Gursel Gulfer (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Side manager wants to bolster his attack after stuttering results in recent weeks

Barkingside boss Gursel Gulfer is looking to bring a striker into the club as he bids to spark new life into their Essex Senior League title challenge.

Side are on a three-match winless streak in the division, drawing with Ilford and West Essex, before a 3-1 defeat at leaders Barking on Tuesday.

The Cricklefield Stadium club face another important week as they visit Waltham Forest on Saturday before making the trip to FC Romania on Tuesday.

Having not won in the league since September 14, Gulfer knows Side are in need of fresh impetus, but he admits the loss of one of his key midfielders has made things difficult.

“We’ve missed Sam Edwards in our last couple of games and we’re going to be without him for four months with a torn groin,” said Gulfer.

“The last few games, going back to our exit from the FA Vase, we’ve lacked that spark and we’re not getting any luck.

“I’m doing my best to make sure that changes and like everyone I’m in the market for a goalscorer, but it seems like there are none out there.”

While Gulfer is keen to add goals to his squad, Barkingside might find it difficult to keep them out on Saturday against a Waltham Forest team who have netted in each game this season.

But having been relegated from the Ryman North last season, the Barkingside boss is confident his team are good enough to cope with the threat.

“There is no team in this league that frightens us and even the games we have lost haven’t been because a team has battered us,” he added.

“Teams won’t be able to batter us because of how we play. We press hard, so we might get two wins this week and things look a little different.”


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