BOSS Tom Killick hopes Corby Moore will give fresh impetus to Poole Town's attacking options after signing the Forest Green youngster on a month-long loan.

Concerned by a return of three goals in as many league games, Killick feels the 21-year-old playmaker could lend his promotion-chasing Dolphins a new dimension.

Moore progressed through the highly-rated youth system at Southampton and subsequently broke into the development squad where he played alongside the likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Luke Shaw.

In March 2014, Moore penned a two-year deal at North American Soccer League side Indy Eleven – where ex-Brazil international Kleberson plied his trade – but left to join Forest Green in January this year, signing a new six-month contract in June.

Discussing the temporary recruit, Killick told the Daily Echo: "I felt that we needed an injection of fresh blood in our attacking options and he will give us that. We have perhaps not been as fluid as we would have liked going forward recently so I hope that he can help.

"Forest Green are top of the National League so it's no disgrace that he is struggling to break into their team. I haven't seen him play personally but I have spoken to three or four people who all speak very positively about him.

"He was with Southampton for a long time and played at a good level in America so he is not without experience and we're very pleased to have him."

Moore, whose parents live in Verwood, will be available for Saturday's FA Cup second qualifying round visit to National South outfit Hayes & Yeading (3pm).

Previewing the tie, Killick added: "I would probably say that I attach more importance to the FA Cup than I used to.

"Over time I have become much more aware of how it can catapult clubs financially and in terms of profile. Every year you see small clubs get on TV and get an awful lot of exposure.

"It used to be a welcome distraction and now it is a competition in which I really hanker for a good run.

"We have a really tough draw against a team in a higher league so we can't look any further than that. We've played teams in that league in recent seasons and there is quite a big step up."

Jamie Gleeson is today due to see a doctor over a suspected torn pectoral muscle sustained against Dorchester on Tuesday and the midfielder will certainly miss out.

Defender Will Spetch is set to return to training tonight and could be in contention to feature.

Dolphins: (from) Hutchings, Lindsay, Spetch, Walker, Whisken, Pettefer, Burbidge, Roberts, Brooks, Holmes, Davidson, Tallack, Connell, Gillespie.

  • Elsewhere in the FA Cup, Wimborne host Wessex League Blackfield & Langley (3pm). 

The winners scoop a cool £4,500 and will be two further victories from the first round proper.