Marine manager Neil Young reiterates transfer plan as Mariners weigh up FC United of Manchester clash

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Marine manager Neil Young says they won’t get ‘silly’ in their recruitment as they look to make it back-to-back wins when they visit FC United of Manchester on Saturday.

Hayden Campbell’s hat-trick helped the Mariners end their winless run as Kielen Adams picked up his first league goal of the season during the 4-0 win.

The triumph made it four points in two games after Campbell’s equaliser earned Young’s side a point away at play-off contenders Ashton United on Saturday.

This weekend, they visit FC United of Manchester as three points and four positions separate them in the Northern Premier League table.

Young, admittedly, is looking forward to to Broadhurst Park, he told Off The Park: “They won again, they’ve gone on a bit of a run, not conceding goals and made a lot of changes in the last four or five games.

“A lot of players have come in and out, it’s a great place to go and play football, big crowd on, we’ve come into this league and they’re the games you’re looking forward to.

“I’ve been there a few times with different clubs, I remember one game with Stockport County. Looking forward to it, we’ve got to keep building on it, building on our results, performances but more importantly keeping the confidence.

“What I’m happy with [against Atherton Collieries] we took the route of getting a squad together here this year, we made four changes on the back of a good performance against Ashton United on Saturday, the lads who come in done excellent.”

He added: “They’ve made a lot of change over the last four or five games, I think Brian [Richardson] has gone there from Bootle, I’m sure he’ll be a boost to Renno [Neil Reynolds]. He’s brought in Wyll Stanway – who I know well from Chester.

“They’ve got some good players, young Fin [Armstrong] from Burnley who I really like, they’ve got good players and with Regan [Linney] up top you’ve always got a chance of scoring goals.

“The kids scored goals at this level for years and I believe he got another hat-trick [against Liversedge], it’s a good game to look forward to.”

Marine bolstered their attacking options this week as they announced the signing of Jersey Bulls striker Sol Solomon.

The attacker arrives in Crosby after netting 60 goals in 71 games, finishing as the second best goalscorer in last season’s FA Cup with nine goals.

Arrivals, in particular in forward areas, has been fiercely in demand from the club and fans alike. Young moved to apply perspective on their dealings in the merry-go-round that is non-league transfers after turning around their fortunes on Tuesday – ending their month-long wait for a league win.

He continued: “We say that [there’s a growing confidence] but if you don’t get a point on Saturday, they’re on a losing run and the world we live in is a cruel world.

“Gareth Southgate was the worst manager that’s ever lived up until 70 minutes [against Germany] then after 85, he’s the best thing… it’s a hard job.

“I know where we are as a football, the club know where we are, what we’re doing and the work going on behind the scenes. That’s all that really matters and I know people want to see signings but we can’t do no more but we’ve got to do it right, sustainable, we don’t want to be silly.

“We’ve got a club and a team here, anyone who comes into this football club has to come in with the right mentality and fit our structure, I’m not going to bring somebody in who’s going to blow wage budgets because it doesn’t do well for your dressing room mentality and I’ve got a good group there. It’ll stay there.”

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