Belper boss happy with addition of Liversedge and Wedderburn

Belper Town vs Rushall Olympic - Jimmy Albans - Pic By James Williamson
Belper Town vs Rushall Olympic - Jimmy Albans - Pic By James Williamson

Jimmy Albans is delighted to have new signings Tom Liversedge and Antonio Wedderburn on board.

The Nailers’ chief recruited centre-forward Liversedge from league rivals Rugby Town after impressing against Belper earlier on this season.

Wedderburn meanwhile has joined on-loan from Derbyshire neighbours Ilkeston and made his debut off the bench in Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Leek.

“Tom will bring a different style that we can go forward with,” said Albans.

“The game on Saturday (versus Leek) is the reason we have brought Tom to the club.

“As much as our current centre-forwards are technically very strong, Evan Garnett, Rob Stevenson and Ben Fairclough for example, in some games you need to put a shift in and be a handful.

“Look at Leek’s number ten (James Curley) on Saturday.

“He worked hard all afternoon and never gave Paul Lister and Phil Watt a second on the ball.

“This is what we need to be doing to the opposition and Tom will help us do that.”

The Belper boss also felt his side were unlucky to lose despite going down to ten men following Lister being given his marching orders in the second half for a professional foul.

He added: “We didn’t start to threaten the opposition until we went down to ten men.

“I didn’t think there was much between the two sides.

“Danny Haystead in our goal didn’t have many saves to make and we did not test their goalkeeper until stoppage time.

“That was disappointing thing as we have been creating chances in every game.”