Mallards boss Whitey Anderson continues search for striker

Ballinamallard boss Whitey Anderson
Ballinamallard boss Whitey Anderson

Ballinamallard United manager Whitey Anderson is hoping he can add some extra firepower to his ranks during the January transfer window.

The Mallards have the worst goalscoring record in the Premiership this season, a plight that has seen them slip to ninth in the table.

Anderson hopes he can unearth a marksman who can deliver goals in the remainder of the campaign.

“Everyone knows our downfall this season has been a lack of goals,” he said.

“It has been well documented, and it is something we are trying to address during January.

“If we had been scoring goals, we would be a good few points better off and higher up the table.

“It has been frustrating, but hopefully we can bring someone in. We are looking around, but finding a striker who can score goals is no easy task during this window.”

Next up for Ballinamallard is Tuesday’s trip to Shamrock Park to face Portadown.

It sees the club return to the scene of their humiliating 11-0 defeat to the Ports back in September.

“Everyone remembers that day, even though we would rather forget it,” Anderson added.

“It was a tough afternoon for us, but hopefully we can banish that memory with a good performance and result on Tuesday.

“Portadown are out of the Irish Cup, but they will be targeting European football. So their season is far from over.

“They will be looking to bounce back, so we know it will be a tough game. But we are looking forward to it.”