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Poole Town ace Cann: We are the best team in the league
CONFIDENT Poole Town striker Dan Cann has taunted the club’s title rivals by claiming: “I can’t see anyone touching us.”
The frontman’s bold comments come with Dolphins perfectly placed to take charge of the promotion race during the closing stages of the campaign.
Clear favourites to win Division One South & West, the Tatnam outfit are two points behind leaders Hungerford Town with four games in hand.
Swindon Supermarine look a potential danger to Poole’s Premier Division dream as they sit a further 10 points back having played two fewer games.
But Cann, back in the Dolphins squad after recovering from major knee surgery, believes Tom Killick’s men can prove unstoppable.
He told the Daily Echo: “I think we have got to win it. I don’t see any reason why we shouldn’t.
“I think we are the best team in the league by some way, to be honest. I can’t see anyone touching us so we have just got to keep doing what we are doing.
“We have got a really strong squad now – a lot stronger than last season with people like Warren Byerley and Michael Charles coming in.”
Cann netted his first Southern League goal since returning from a close-season operation as Dolphins hammered Taunton Town 4-1 on Tuesday.
Having defied medical predic tions to recover so swiftly, he is hoping to force his way into contention for a starting place as soon as possible.
Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s home showdown with Didcot Town (3pm), Cann said: “Towards the start of the season, there were a few strikers that came in and out. Then, Warren Byerley and Michael Charles came in and they have both done really well.
“I have just got to keep doing what I am doing and, hopefully, the gaffer might stick me in.
“I played 90 minutes against Gillingham in the Dorset Senior Cup and that was a bit of a struggle towards the end.
“But I felt all right the next day. There was a little bit of swelling but that was to be expected after such a long time.”
Dolphins: (from) Hutchings, Clarke, Spetch, Emmerson, Walker, Kelly, Burbidge, Charles, Devlin, Byerley, Cann, Preston, Cane, Brooks, Richardson, Dibba.
- Wimborne Town are set to receive a timely boost with the return of Shaun Brian and Jamie Davidson.
Defender Brian and forward Davidson could both feature when Magpies visit Division One South & West rivals Taunton.
However, Adam Costello (hamstring) is doubtful and manager Steve Cuss is still without utility man Kevin Gill due to knee ligament damage.
Magpies: (from) Harvell, Arnold, Cole, Maybury, Peprah-Annan, Blake, Hubbard, Sainsbury, Webb, Smith, Jeffes, Kemble, Costello, Roast, Brian, Davidson.