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Nuneaton Borough target a move for Lee Hughes

Nuneaton Borough target a move for Lee Hughes, who is an ex Premier League and Football League striker currently contracted to Grantham Town.

The Boro are hoping to make a late surge for the Southern League Premier Division Central playoffs, however are they three points behind and teams around them have got games in hand over them.

Manager Jimmy Ginnelly spoke about the potential signing and run-in: “We are looking to bring in an experienced striker. We are looking for someone who knows where the back of the net is, a fox in the box.

“We have missed a lot of chances in games and so we need a goalscorer.

“We could do with a calming and encouraging voice on the pitch, someone who can talk the lads into doing the right things.

“Hopefully we can get someone in before the weekend clash with Hednesford.

“We are probably going to have to win eight of the last nine games to have a chance of the play-offs. We will just keep going for as long as we can.

“There are a lot of teams still fighting for that fifth spot.

“You never know in football. There can be a team who come through an nick it and we’ll keep battling. But, for me, the main thing has been about stabilising the club. We have needed to get people back involved in the club.

“There are lots and lots of positives around the place at the minute. We are putting the club back ion the map in terms of the community and hopefully we can look to do the same on the pitch.”

On his upcoming game against Hednesford this Saturday, Ginnelly added: “It’s a tough, tough test but we seem to say that every week.

“The team that wins the league this season will probably have lost eight or nine games which shows what a tough division it is.

“From our point of view we just want to get to 65 points, plus, and see where that takes us. I’d be chuffed if we did that.”

LEE HUGHES’ PLAYING CAREER:

994–1997 – Kidderminster Harriers – 139 (70 goals)
1997–2001 – West Bromwich Albion – 156 (79) goals
2001–2002 – Coventry City – 42 (15 goals)
2002–2004 – West Bromwich Albion – 55 (11 goals)
2007–2009 – Oldham Athletic – 55 (25 goals)
2009 → Blackpool (loan) – 3 (1 goal)
2009–2013 – Notts County – 128 (59 goals)
2013–2014 – Port Vale – 31 (13 goals)
2014–2015 – Forest Green Rovers – 42 (15 goals)
2015 – Kidderminster Harriers – 13 (3 goals)
2015 – Ilkeston
2015–2017 – Worcester City – 48 (28 goals)
2017 – AFC Telford United – 13 (4 goals)
2017–2018 – Worcester City – 13 (10 goals)
2018–2019 – Halesowen Town
2019–2020 – Mickleover Sports
2020– Grantham Town

 

HIS HONOURS:

KIDDERMINSTER
Conference runner-up: 1996–97

WEST BROM
Football League First Division runner-up: 2003–04

NOTTS COUNTY
EFL League Two: 2009–10

PORT VALE
League Two third-place promotion: 2012–13

 

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