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Canterbury City sign midfielder James Morrish from Whitstable

Canterbury boss Clive Cook believes he has added the finishing touches to his squad with the signing of James Morrish.

The midfielder has joined from Whitstable where he managed 40 league appearances last season.

Morrish, who is yet to feature this campaign, remains sidelined as he continues to nurse a back problem.

James Morrish on the ball for Whitstable. Picture by: John Westhrop
James Morrish on the ball for Whitstable. Picture by: John Westhrop

Cook said: “It’s a good signing for us. He’s probably two weeks away from getting fit but his attitude is great and he was training on Saturday with the lads.

“He’ll be training this week. He’s been out with a back problem but he’ll be good for us.

“I don’t visualise anything else now, I think that is it. I’ve got what I want, I’ve got a good spine in the side. Now we’ve got to go out and win football matches.

“I’ve got a great squad there’s no doubt about that.”

City sit seventh in Southern Counties East after beating Fisher 4-1 on Saturday, with Cook insisting there is still room for improvement.

He said: “First half, although we went in 2-1 up, it wasn’t a good performance and I thought we were quite lucky.

“Second half, after a few harsh words, we did well and it could have been more than four.

“They take a battering at half-time to respond. We've got into a little bit of a thing where we're starting slow.

“It seems we shut off in concentration mid-way through the first half, it's about concentrating for the whole game and just being a little bit more clinical when we do get the opportunities.

“I'm not bothered about the table at the moment, it's just about ticking the games off and getting the points.

“We just need to get into that run of being consistent and winning games.”

Clive Cook. Picture by: Matthew Walker
Clive Cook. Picture by: Matthew Walker

Canterbury host Corinthian at home on Saturday as they search for their third win in the league.

“They’ll be decent, they’ve probably got a similar team to last season,” explained Cook.

“If we do our thing we’ll beat most teams, we’ve just got to be consistent in doing what we’re good at.

“We’ve got to get over this thing of everybody coming to spoil the party, because they are. I’ll keep saying that.”

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