Ben Robinson arrives to bolster Cambridge City
PUBLISHED: 11:56 19 October 2016 | UPDATED: 11:56 19 October 2016
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Lilywhites seek to turn fortunes
Dan Gleeson is aiming to add greater depth to his Cambridge City squad as they bid to turn around their difficult run of form.
For the second midweek in a row they lost to a stoppage time goal, going down 1-0 at Hitchin on Monday night, and that followed their 4-1 home defeat to Redditch United last Saturday.
And the City boss is ruing the fact that good displays are not being rewarded by points.
“It’s so frustrating as we played so well with a great performance again,” said Gleeson. “When you play as well as we have done at Hitchin, at Slough and at home to Banbury, it is difficult to take not to get any points.
“I’m a great believer it will turn. We’ve got very good players at the club, but I certainly believe we need an out-and-out scorer as we had four or five half-decent opportunities (against Hitchin) where we could have gone in front.
“It’s 16 games gone now so we must starting picking up points.”
Gleeson has already strengthened his squad with the addition of Ben Robinson from AFC Sudbury.
Full-back Robinson was voted in the Ryman League, Division One North team of the year after playing a key role in Sudbury’s promotion last year.
“He played every game last season in their promotion-winning team,” said Gleeson. “He is a very attacking full-back and can play wide right.
“It’s just a case of trying to improve us as a squad and have competition for places.”
But Gleeson admits that getting a new striker may be quite hard.
“It’s very difficult to bring one in but we’re talking to players and we’re hopeful,” said Gleeson. “There are no glaring opportunities to bring in as we speak.
“They (strikers) cost the money and at our level of football it will cost a little bit, and the ones we want nine times out of 10 are playing every week and scoring goals.”
He added: “It’s nothing against the players at the club as they are performing very well.
“But if I have the opportunity to improve the squad I will do now.”