St Neots target new signings ahead of run-in

St Neots manager David Batch.

St Neots manager David Batch. - Credit: James Ager

St Neots boss David Batch is lining up a double-transfer swoop to ignite their Southern League promotion challenge.

The Town chief declined to reveal the identity of his targets, but it is believed they both play for fellow Premier Division side Hitchin and will be the subject of a cash bid.

The Saints remain outside the play-off places due to an inferior goal difference after sharing the spoils in a 1-1 Cozy Stadium draw against fellow top-five hopefuls Hungerford on Saturday. Nathan Frater celebrated his recall by heading their equaliser early in the second half.

Batch said: “We are going to make a bid for a couple of players at another club in our league.

“One is a midfielder and the other is a wideman. They are both good prospects for the long-term who will add something to the squad immediately.”

Saints look to have a favourable set of fixtures in the final weeks of the campaign with all seven of their remaining matches being against teams sat between 11th and 18th in the table.

That sequence starts with a derby date at Cambridge City – a former club of bass Batch – on Saturday.

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He added: “We have by far the best run-in on paper of any team challenging for the play-offs.

“I would much rather be facing teams in mid-table at this stage of the season rather than those fighting for promotion or battling to avoid relegation.

“Other teams above us in the table will drop points as they have games against each other, but our focus must be on what we need to do.

“We are a very organised team and we have good players. With the right work ethic we have every chance of being successful.”