19 May 2011

Buckley Steps Up His Striker Search

John Buckley

John Buckley is closing in on a new striker he hopes will shoot the Belles to a top four finish in the FA Women’s Super League writes Paul Goodwin.

Buckley has been delighted with how his Doncaster team has stepped up to the plate during the first half of the season, which has included wins over Lincoln and Liverpool.

His side gave another good account of themselves last Thursday against Everton but did everything but score against the Toffees and lost to Toni Duggan’s first half strike.

And Buckley plans to use the mid-season break - a two-month interval while the Women’s World Cup takes centre stage - to bolster the Belles’ firepower.

He said: “We’ve got a couple of strikers on our radar and it’ll probably be a case of one or the other.

“That’s what we’re working on and I’m confident we’ll get somebody in.”

“We’re absolutely delighted with how the girls have started the season but it’s just our final product which has occasionally let us down.

“We saw how dangerous Precious can be from a wide position against Everton and that’s where I see her playing more and more.

“So if we can get someone in to lead the line and get on the end of the chances we’re creating, I’m confident we can finish in a top four position.

“We definitely deserve to be in mid-table,” he added.

“I’m very happy with the level of our performances so far and we’re hoping to carry that on in the second half of the season.”

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