Kerr's double chase

BORO boss Ian Kerr is trying to bring in a couple of new faces before tomorrow night's vital bottom of the table clash at home to Chester City.

He is speaking to midfielder Stuart Elliott who showed impressive form in pre-season when he was on trial at the McCain Stadium before Carlisle United stepped in to sign him.

Elliott did get on the subs bench for the Cumbrians but was one of five players released recently by the third division club.

Now Kerr is looking to bring him back to the McCain Stadium, along with a familiar face who played for Boro in the Conference last season.

I am speaking to two players, one of who is Elliott and there is a possibility we could have one or both signed in time for the Chester match, said Kerr.

I feel we need to strengthen the squad but at the same time I have no fears about bringing in the young players we have at the club.

If they are good enough I believe they are old enough. These are the two options I have as we bid to pull away from the relegation zone.

He added: I have no illusions about the task ahead. I know it's going to be a fight but I believe in myself and if we show the spirit we produced against Dagenham we have a chance.

Boro lost 4-2 against the leaders after being 2-1 ahead at one stage,which leaves the Seasiders one from bottom in the Conference.

I had mixed emotions after my first game in charge because we played some good football and scored a couple of excellent goals. But we can defend better, said Kerr.

Commenting on the Shaun Rennison sending off late in the game, he said: I was disappointed in the referee. I don't normally criticise officials but their player was off-side and that spilled over into two red cards. But Shaun can't be totally defended.

He added: I would like to thank the travelling fans who had to brave terrible conditions in the second half. We appreciate their support and we gave them something to shout about with the way we played in the first half.