City face a race against time to sign up Sako

First published in Non League Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Non-league football reporter

WINCHESTER City hope to get Jordan Sako’s registration through in time for tonight’s (Tuesday’s) Evo-Stik Southern One South & West clash with Didcot Town at the Denplan City Ground.

Sako, a young frontrunner formerly with Ebbsfleet and Tonbridge Angels, has moved to the area to attend Winchester University after completing his sixth form studies at Northfleet Technical College.

He was introduced to the club by defender Conor McCarthy, son of City owner Paul.

“Jordan’s trained with us a couple of times and he’s decent,” said McCarthy senior.

“He’s played at a good level and can play either as an out-an-out striker or in the hole.”

City have a full squad available tonight as they look to stop the rot following six straight league defeats, which have dropped them to 14th place.

Tonight’s opponents Didcot sit three places and two points beneath them and McCarthy has his fingers crossed that the weather will be kind today and avoid another postponement after Saturday’s trip to Bridgwater was rained off.

“With a bit of luck and a fair wind, we will get the game on as long as the weather doesn’t get any worse,” he said.

“We need to get the game played and, if we do, we’re fully intent on trying to stop the rot.

“We’re still a very confident group, but we’ve had no luck lately. Nothing has gone our way.

“Some of that is the consequence of losing some good players, but we’ve not gone back that much (since the start of the season) and I’m convinced we’ll be fine.”

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