06:00PM, Wednesday 19 August 2020
Mark Bartley admits he intends to utilise new signing Fabian Driffill ‘as quickly as possible’ once the player has fully recovered from injury.
The ex-Holyport forward was snapped up by the Blues earlier this summer after shining for the Hellenic League outfit during last year’s campaign.
His versatility and adeptness in front of goal attracted boss Bartley who has been working hard to upgrade his frontline in recent weeks.
“When he is available, we will look to get him involved as quickly as possible,” said Bartley.
“We’ve brought him in to be a player to help the squad. We try to look at who might be able to make the step up into this league and develop our team. He’s certainly fit into that category. The reports I had back on him about the way he played for Holyport are very positive.”
During spells of last season, the Blues often lacked the cutting edge in the final third as opportunities to secure all three points went awry.
What Bartley has done to rectify this is bring in young attack-minded players and is confident Driffill is one of many that has the ability to get the Blues firing on all cylinders once the new campaign begins.
“We needed to be scoring more goals and we knew we needed to do something about it,” added Bartley.
“Driffill offers a little bit of a difference compared to what I’ve got at the moment leading the front line.
“He’s good in one on ones, he’s versatile and his conversion rate is what really impressed me.
“He’s not wasteful, he scores a lot of goals and he’s very clinical. Although he will be playing against better players in this league, he will also be playing with better players.
“If we can get him the chances in the right areas, then I’m absolutely convinced he’ll score plenty of goals for us.”
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