Dartford manager Tony Burman keen to replace striker Harry Crawford before transfer window closes
Dartford manager Tony Burman is hoping to sign a striker to
replace Harry Crawford before the January transfer window slams
Crawford’s departure on a free transfer to Barnet last week has
left the Darts short of attacking options in Blue Square Bet
With league and cup fixtures stacking up as a result of recent
postponements, Burman, pictured, wants to bolster his forward
line ahead of Thursday's deadline.
He said: "We do need a replacement for Harry. We need someone up
front to bring the squad back up to 19.
"I’ve got to look at it as though we have players injured. We
still need a strong bench. Once Thursday goes, we can still get
people on loan, so it’s not the end of the world but I’d like to
bring someone in."
Crawford made 30 appearances in a Darts shirt, scoring 15 goals,
and his form was enough to land a three-year contract at Barnet,
although Burman believes he may have left Princes Park too
He said: "Harry would have benefited from staying with us for
the whole season. I felt, if he did stay with us, there could have
been even more clubs interested in him.
"If we were a full-time club he wouldn’t have gone, it’s as
simple as that. He wanted to train full-time and that’s the reason