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Rocks looking for Ferdinand to lift them out of trouble

THE ROCKS have turned to the Continent in their search for a striker who can fire in the goals to move them out of relegation danger.


Bognor fans will be licking their lips at the prospect of seeing 6’4″ German targetman Ferdinand Takyi don the green and white after the club made a surprise swoop for the striker who was aiming to impress further up the Football League pyramid.


The tall German has real European pedigree having played in the Latvian top flight with FK Spartaks as well as in the Europa League.


The striker’s record also shows he knows where the goal is. having bagged 13 goals in 14 appearances in the German equivalent of the National League South with FC Oberneuland last season.


His previous experience in England includes a stint playing for Banstead Athletic in the Ryman League South while most recently he has been on trial for Football League sides Grimsby Town, AFC Wimbledon and Yeovil Town, as well as turning out for West Bromwich Albion’s under 23 side.


The club had been hoping to have their signing ready for the visit of Chippenham Town last weekend but missed the registration deadline.


The squad has also been bolstered by the return of Connor Tighe who has joined the club on loan for a second time – on this occasion from fellow strugglers Whitehawk who he only joined in the summer.


It was a case of two in and two out this week with striker Jimmy Wild, who has left in pursuit of more first team action having not made a start for the club all season, and left-back Kristian Campbell returning to parent club Bromley after a successful month’s loan.


A statement on the club’s website said Wild’s desire for playing time was understood.


“He will remain registered with Bognor, and it is hoped Jimmy will be able to return at some stage in the future,” it stated.


The Rocks will hope Takyi can help snap their three-match losing streak in October when they make the long trip to face Truro City tomorrow.


Their hosts have also not tasted victory this month but are still sitting pretty in fifth and with a game in hand on two of the teams they are chasing.


Injury and illness ravaged Bognor, who could only muster three substitutes on the bench, went down to a battling home defeat to Chippenham Town last Saturday.


The home side were 3-0 within 53 minutes after a 14 minute scoring burst from the visitors but battled to the end with Ibra Sekajja netting a late consolation.

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