The West Midlands Regional League
Published 2nd December 2011
....Halesowen Town’s new boy Nathan Jones.
Jones joined Halesowen in the middle of this month and has played four times for the Evo-Stik League Southern Division One South & West outfit.
But Cradley boss Adrian Mander understands the former Tipton Town and Coalville Town hit man is not happy at The Grove and has slapped in a seven-day approach.
Mander wants to freshen things up at Cradley after a number of recent draws saw them slip slightly behind in the race for a top six place which the ambitious Mander has targeted.
A 1-1 draw at home to Wellington was not enough to satisfy him and he will be hoping for better when they entertain lowly Stafford Town at Beeches View on Saturday.
Mander said: “We have done well since I came in and picked up some good results against the better teams to lift us up the table, but we have to learn to do it against those who, no disrespect to them, we should be comfortably beating.
“Nathan is a quality player who is not very happy at Halesowen and if we can get him to join us it would be a real boost because I just think things need to change a little bit and you can never have enough good players.”
At the other end of the field, Mander is also targeting a centre half to boost his defence but has received a setback with the news Ryan Mahon is set to be out for two weeks.
The experienced loanee played for parent club Stourbridge in the league cup defeat at Rugby Town on Tuesday and suffered a recurrence of a groin injury which has sidelined him for the majority of the season.