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Rocester and Uttoxeter Town strike up Nick Ward deal

By UttoxeterPostandTimes.3522974.UttoxeterPostandTimes  |  Posted: March 28, 2014

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UTTOXETER Town have allowed Nick Ward to remain at Rocester for the remainder of the season – and manager Dave Shaw is expecting the Romans to reap the net reward.

Ward filled in at centre back for Tuesday evening’s draw against Midland Alliance leaders Tividale.

But the former Kidsgrove Athletic and Leek Town defender scored against Heather St John’s three days earlier while operating as a striker.

Dan Brown netted a brace in that same game, and the duo are expected to form a potent strike force at Dunkirk tomorrow, kick-off 3pm.

“He enjoyed himself up front on Saturday,” said Shaw. “He creates a lot of havoc up there.

“Dan Brown certainly enjoyed playing up front with him.

“Nick Ward becomes the focal point which allows Dan to do what he does best.”

Dunkirk are now only two points above Rocester in the Midlands Alliance table after they were battered 4-0 by Walsall Wood on Tuesday evening.

“Hopefully we can catch them on the hop,” said Shaw.

“We beat them 3-0 at home in my second game in charge.

“I would say we have a stronger squad here now.

“I said to the lads, tongue in cheek, that I wanted seven points from the next three games.

“After the Tividale draw we’re on course for that!

“If we go there and show the same attitude we did in midweek then I don’t think there’s many sides that can live with us.”

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