He IS still looking under every stone – but Jack Pearce has warned it is proving difficult to bring in two additions to strengthen the depleted Bognor squad.
The experienced manager has been hitting the phone book hard in recent weeks to sign a physical front man and strong midfield player as his team look to make the transition into National South.
Recent weeks have seen him add striker Ibra Sekajja and left back Kristian Campbell to the ranks. But Pearce believes he still lacks the balance needed for the higher level.
He said: “We need to play to our strengths and cover weaknesses and, unfortunately, we can’t cover those with the players we have
“We are strengthening but even those additions would benefit from a physically strong striker and midfield player. The whole squad will benefit with signing of two players and they are proving elusive.”
The Rocks are missing James Crane and Sami El-Abd, who will be out until next month while Dan Beck is on holiday. Alex Parsons, who is dual-signed with Worthing, is also likely be out after deciding that the travel in National South is too much. Doug Tuck and on-loan Campbell are available though.