Poole Town: Boss Tom Killick's focus could switch as Dolphins miss out on striker Lee Wort

NO DEAL: Ex-Sholing striker Lee Wort chose Gosport Borough over Poole Town

NO DEAL: Ex-Sholing striker Lee Wort chose Gosport Borough over Poole Town

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BOSS Tom Killick could ditch his quest for a traditional striker and concentrate on boosting Poole Town’s firepower from other areas after missing out on ex-Sholing hotshot Lee Wort.

The long-time Dolphins target, 22, penned contract terms with Conference South club Gosport Borough over the weekend after nothing came of his two-week trial at League Two club Accrington Stanley.

It was another setback for Killick, whose seven-day approach for Weymouth striker Conor Jevon could also come to nothing following tentative discussions with the youngster.

But having been impressed by Cherries loanee Josh O’Hanlon’s debut at Banbury United on Saturday, the Poole boss may now look to add goals from support roles rather than disrupt the shape of his side.

Killick told the Daily Echo: “Josh was exceptional on Saturday and if I bring in another target man I would have to change the way we play. We might look at something a bit different.”

On the failed bid for Wort, Killick added: “Lee has ambitions to play as high as possible and none of the conversations I had with him were about money.

“He just felt playing at a higher level with Gosport would be more beneficial to him and I totally respect that.”

Lewis Tallack (ankle) and Marvin Brooks are slight doubts for tomorrow’s trip to Hungerford Town (7.45pm) but Killick hopes to have full-back Keith Emmerson available.

Ex-Cherries defender Lewis Lindsay was last night set to sign first-team forms with Poole.

Dolphins: (from) Hutchings, Martin, Jermyn, Walker, Whisken, Pettefer, Burbidge, Devlin, O’Hanlon, Roberts, Preston, Davis, Brooks, Tallack, Emmerson, Lindsay, Manley.

  • BASHLEY will look to bounce back from Saturday’s 4-0 defeat at Bridgwater Town when they travel to Fleet Town (3pm).

Bash: (from) Maher, Morris, Fergusson, Booker, Thoroughgood, Oldring, King, Bosma, Brading, L Speechley-Price, Hall Taylor, Morse, Aurow, Roushbaiana, M Speechley-Price.

 

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11:48pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Heathrowboy says...

Jack Odam may be a cheap option on loan from Gosport - currently dual signed with Lymington.
Jack Odam may be a cheap option on loan from Gosport - currently dual signed with Lymington. Heathrowboy
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10:12am Tue 12 Aug 14

GetOnTheBeerSon says...

Seen the lad Odham play a few times once for Lymington & a couple of times for Bashley last season. Nowhere near as good as he thinks he is & he has a shocking attitude. As soon as he makes a mistake he looks at the bench with his hands in the air and points to a team mate. From what I have heard he won't be getting much football at Gosport.
Seen the lad Odham play a few times once for Lymington & a couple of times for Bashley last season. Nowhere near as good as he thinks he is & he has a shocking attitude. As soon as he makes a mistake he looks at the bench with his hands in the air and points to a team mate. From what I have heard he won't be getting much football at Gosport. GetOnTheBeerSon
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10:51am Tue 12 Aug 14

Heathrowboy says...

I don't think there are many kids around now who are actually as good as THEY think they are!
I don't expect him to get any pitch time at Gosport with the arrival of Paterson and now Wort in addition to JB still being there. The attitude may be a man management thing - bearing in mind his Manager at Bashley was Gazzard (not a particularly strong character) then Pyatt (not particularly knowledgeable). He's scored goals at this level in a poor team, I'm sure TK could manage him properly and eradicate the issues you mentioned.
I don't think there are many kids around now who are actually as good as THEY think they are! I don't expect him to get any pitch time at Gosport with the arrival of Paterson and now Wort in addition to JB still being there. The attitude may be a man management thing - bearing in mind his Manager at Bashley was Gazzard (not a particularly strong character) then Pyatt (not particularly knowledgeable). He's scored goals at this level in a poor team, I'm sure TK could manage him properly and eradicate the issues you mentioned. Heathrowboy
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