New signing’s adaptability will be key for Marketmen

NEW RECRUIT: Steve Holder, who has joined Ryman League Division One North outfit Needham Market until the end of the season
NEW RECRUIT: Steve Holder, who has joined Ryman League Division One North outfit Needham Market until the end of the season

Needham Market manager Mark Morsley believes the signing of Steve Holder will prove invaluable in his side’s quest for promotion.

The industrious forward, who had a stint at Bury Town earlier in the season, has arrived at Bloomfields from Mildenhall Town on a deal until the end of the current Ryman League Division One North campaign.

And having previously spoken of his desire to add more firepower to his ranks, Morsley is delighted with his latest addition.

“I have spoken of our need for a striker who can give me a different option and Steve is just that,” he said. “I am confident he will be staying around well beyond the 
end of this campaign because as a player he ticks all the boxes.

“His biggest asset is that he is a very adaptable forward who will give me plenty of options.

“A prerequisite for any player to play under me is they have to work hard and Steve will certainly do that. I’m really exited to see him in action for us.

“I know he will be keen to impress and I’ve been hugely impressed with him, he will be important for us.”

Holder’s arrival coincides with a busy period for the league leaders which was due to start with a New Year’s day derby against rivals AFC Sudbury yesterday (Thursday) before travelling to Tilbury tomorrow (3pm).

And with the Marketmen currently only ahead of Harlow Town by goal difference with a game in hand, Morsley is keen to maintain their advantage.

“We need to keep chipping away as Harlow have got back to winning ways,” he added.

“All I can ask for is that our destiny is in our own hands which it is, so we need to ensure that remains the case.”