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Whitey Anderson counting on new boy Liam Martin to deliver goals

Ballinamallard's Liam Martin

Ballinamallard's Liam Martin

Ballinamallard United boss Whitey Anderson is hoping new signing Liam Martin will be the answer to team’s problems in front of goal.

The shot-shy Ducks are the Premiership’s lowest scorers, having bagged a paltry 21 goals from their 22 starts.

Anderson had repeatedly highlighted the failings and is banking on the former Sligo Rovers man - now in his second spell at Ferney Park - to shoot his team back on track.

“Liam has pace, he works extremely hard, he is very brave and very direct and not only can he score goals, but I think he will create goals as well,” beamed Anderson, whose side entertain Warrenpoint Town on New Year’s Day.

“He gives us balance and adds that bit of spark, I think he will bring a lot to the table. I also feel it will give the rest of the players a lift, to see somebody like Liam signing for us, and he is an exciting signing and one I think the supporters will be very pleased with.”

Anderson is keeping his options open in terms of bolstering his squad over the transfer window.

“Anything is possible,” he said. “We have a few irons in the fire and our options are open but we’ll just wait and see. We’re still working on a few things and hopefully we can get a player or maybe two in.”

The 19 year old Martin is relishing the prospect of pulling on the blue jersey again after a successful loan spell at the start of last season.

“I’m delighted to be back at the club and I’m looking forward to getting going,” he said.

“Hopefully now I can hit the ground running and get a few goals.”

 

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