Belper Town boss can’t wait to get his two talismanic strikers back

Belper Town boss Peter Duffield says he cannot wait to get strikers Ashley Longstaff and Jon Froggatt back together in his squad.

The Nailers manager will be able to call upon the services of Ashley Longstaff for this week’s games against Brigg Town and Holbrook Sports, and Duffield believes that when he gets his two ‘talisman’ strikers back playing together, the whole club will receive a boost.

“Ash has returned from his honeymoon and is available again and we still have the deivision’s best striker in Jon Froggatt to come back too,” he said.

“Froggy’s been nursing a knee injury and at the moment I don’t know when he will be available again, but when we see them both lining up together it will be a massive boost for us all.”

One of Duffield’s key summer signings Ryan Mallon is still nursing an injury sustained in the pre-season friendly against North Ferriby United.

“It’s been very disappointing for me and certainly for Ryan that we have only seen him play for 30 minutes as I was really pleased to get him to the club because I feel he will be an exceptional player.”

“All I can do his wait for him to get back to full fitness and then will have another valuable addition to the squad.”

Mallon is a former Sheffield United, Halifax, Scarborough, York City, Gainsborough and Worksop player.