SIMON WORMULL admitted he was still on the lookout for new players – especially on the wing following Christian Nanetti’s departure to Havant & Waterlooville last week – but insisted he was in no mood to bring in anyone who might unsettle his bonding Rooks squad.
The Lewes manager, speaking after Wednesday’s win over Leatherhead, said it was “possible” that a fresh face or two may be brought in before the transfer deadline, but said there was no rush.
Asked if there could be any news on the transfer front, he said: “Possibly. We’re not rushing it.
“We’ve obviously only got until the end of next week to bring anyone in. So we are looking but it’s important that they’re the right people.
“We don’t just want to go out and get anyone because as you’ve seen, we’ve done well settling the guys in that have come in, and we don’t want to fragment that.
“Peter (Gregory) was much better tonight, he’s getting fitter with every game and looks very dangerous. Crabby (Nathan Crabb) is still getting sharper. So it’s coming along nicely.”
“We are looking at wingers, particularly, because obviously Harry (Harding) is more central, but he’s done a great job for us on the left. I mean some of the deliveries he’s put in from there with his right foot has been great. And he’s got that work ethic, which is what we need at the moment.”
Wormull placed himself on the subs’ bench, at least nominally, on Wednesday, with Billy Medlock playing for his ill-fated parent club Eastbourne Borough in their embarrassing 1-0 Sussex Senior Cup semi final defeat to Crawley Down.
Wormull said: “Billy’s actually on dual signing with Eastbourne Borough so he played for Eastbourne Borough tonight in the Sussex Senior Cup to get some football and what have you, and we’ll see what happens from that.”
The Rooks boss praised the versatility of his Lewes players, with Max Hustwick impressing back at centre half alongside Steve Robinson while Chris Breach is suspended. Hustwick also came on to fill in at right back a fortnight ago when replacing youngster Charlie Leach with 20 minutes ago – and again played well.
Meanwhile, Breach, displaced season-long regular Hustwick at centre half when returning to Lewes from Bognor, can also play in the centre of midfield when need be. And it looks like the need will be just that tomorrow when the Rooks travel to top-of-the-table Billericay Town.
Breach returns from his two-game ban just in time to see midfield holding man Matt Somner start his own two match suspension.
And Wormull said of Hustwick: “He’s done very well. And that’s the nice thing, we’ve got players suspended – obviously Matt Somner’s now suspended for two games – but Chris (Breach) can come in and do a job for us again.”