Slabber can see a goal-ladened future for Sutton United
Sutton United striker Jamie Slabber is a man in demand – not only does boss Paul Doswell want him to find the back of the net, team-mate Dean Sinclair has got him decorating his home.
United kick off the new Skrill South season at Eastleigh this weekend, with Slabber and fellow new striker Jamie Taylor the men assigned with scoring the goals that will fire a promotion charge.
However, the combo has yet to spend much time on the pitch as injury ruled out Taylor at the start of the pre-season campaign, and Slabber at the end.
Both are fit and ready to go on Saturday, and Slabber is adamant the pair is good enough to click straight away.
“We have been working on bits and pieces in training, but having not played together is not an issue.
“We’re both clever enough to be able to adjust to each other’s game, we know what each other’s game entails.
“It would be good to get a run of games going, get some goals and get a relationship struck up.”
Doswell’s wheeling and dealing over the summer has seen five new players move to Gander Green Lane.
According to Slabber, who hit 28 goals for Chelmsford last season, the new-look squad has gelled well over the pre-season and they all have one thing on their mind.
“We’re itching to get the season started, it feels like the practice games have been going forever,” he said.
“There is nothing like getting the season started and we’re hoping the fans will come through the gates to cheer us on.
“In return, I hope to score as many goals as possible – I have done it at this level for the past three or four seasons and I hope to carry that on.”
He added: “The lads are getting on really well. I am a painter and decorator by trade, and Dean [Sinclair] has got me working on his house, so something must be going right.
“And yes, I am charging him.”
After the trip to Eastleigh, United host Staines Town on Tuesday and Bishop’s Stortford on Saturday.
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