Marine have acquired three new forwards in recent weeks to support their push to the top end of the Northern Premier League.
Sol Solomon, Connor Evans and Freddie Price have all been brought in by manager Neil Young as he looks to turn a run of draws into wins.
The signings take Marine’s squad to a total of 27 players, but multiple injuries including to attackers Hayden Campbell, Mo Touray and Calum Harris meant the Mariners were lacking options in forward areas.
All three signings are a similar build in stature and look to get the ball down and drive at opposing defenders. Young is hoping this will impact his whole team, as he hopes to adopt a more technical style of play.
“What I expect is when we can (keep the ball) play out, get on the ball, make us play, move forwards about and create opportunities instead of long ball,” said Young.
Solomon joined the Crosby-side at the end of last month from Jersey Bulls. He was prolific in front of goal last season, leaving the club as their record scorer after netting 60 goals in 71 games.
Sol set to shine for Mariners ☀️
— Marine Football Club (@MarineAFC) September 28, 2022
The Jersey man also caught the headlines when he finished as the second top goal scorer in last year’s Emirates FA Cup with nine goals.
Since joining the Mariners, Solomon has featured in four games. His most impressive display coming in their 2-0 home win to Whitby Town, where the youngster scored both goals.
Another new recruit, Evans, arrived on October 8 on a one month loan deal from League Two club Crewe Alexandra.
Evans, 19, played in six games for the Railwaymen last season before picking up an injury that side-lined him for the majority of the campaign.
Like Solomon, Evans has been involved in four games for Marine, but has yet to get off the mark. The striker has been battling to return to match fitness and has four more matches remaining of his loan spell to showcase his talents.
Young’s latest acquisition is Price, who was announced as a Mariner just last week. The 20-year-old made 19 senior appearances for Morecambe before being released last summer.
Price made his debut in the Lilywhites’ goalless draw to Stalybridge Celtic last week with Young describing him as “a good addition to our squad.”
Marine are currently fifth in the league, just three points of first placed FC United of Manchester with a game in hand. Some favourable home games await them in the coming weeks, as they hope to edge closer to unknown territory in the Vanarama National North.