Jason Ainsley feels like Moors are now more geared up for the final weeks of the season after securing two of his top transfer targets ahead of Thursday’s registration deadline.
The Moors boss has moved into the loan market to help ease a few injury worries ahead of the run-in, with midfielder AJ Greaves arriving from York City and striker Zak Goodson checking-in from Altrincham.
Ainsley has secured them both on deals until the end of the season and they will now go into contention to make their debuts when Moors host Brackley Town on Saturday.
“AJ is a player I have admired for a long time,” Ainsley explained.
“He was pivotal and instrumental in the long unbeaten run they had last season at York and we had a look at him at Christmas but for whatever reason it didn’t work out in the end.
“He’s a player who can operate in numerous positions, he gets his foot in, is good on the ball and has played at a higher level so we’re delighted to get him to the Club for the next six weeks or so.
“I spoke to him on the phone about the move and he’s really keen to come in and do well so we’re excited to work with him because I’m sure he will help us.
“In terms of Zak’s arrival, I think Tuesday showed how short we are up front when Glen is injured and then we’ve had Paul Blackett come off with a problem too.
“We’ve got big Jake Day up there, but we just felt as though we needed a real out-and-out forward to come in for the rest of the season and Zak fits that bill.
“He’s got a good pedigree having come through at Derby County, he’s scored a lot of goals for Basford, done well for Altrincham and hasn’t looked out of place in the National League.
“Zak has got a lot of strengths that we feel can benefit us and, after having a good chat with him on Wednesday, I can tell that he’s really hungry for the challenge, so we’re delighted he’s here.”