Harper prepared to find more firepower for Beavers
Hampton & Richmond Borough boss Mark Harper may be happy with srtiker Charlie Moone, but he has warned his other frontmen they are not
Moone notched the winner in saturday’s 1-0 FA Cup second qualifying round win at Waltham Forest to set up a trip to Ryman Premier League high-flyers Bury Town next weekend.
The former Woking front man has come into his own since the departure of Dave Tarpey in the summer and shoulder goalscoring duties.
But Harper, who let defender Dean Inman join Blue Square South Farnborough Town on a three-month loan last week, wants more from his forwards – or else.
“Charlie has come in and taken his chance. Most of the time he’ll hit the target or work the goalkeeper and he’s scoring almost a goal a game at the moment,” he said.
“But we are still not scoring enough goals and if the right forward becomes available we’ll take him.”
Hampton host Hythe Town in the FA Trophy this week, but Harper admitted the game was not a priority.
“I’m only interested in the league and the FA Cup to tell you the truth,” he added.
“We did well in the Trophy last season, but the cup competitions probably cost us our place in the league.
“Matt Ruby got injured in one competition and we lost Joel Ledgister in the Middlesex Cup. I’ve learned my lesson and the cups are not on my radar.”