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Chatham Town manager Scott Lindsey says he is looking to sign another goalkeeper with Dan Ellis sidelined

Chatham boss Scott Lindsey is looking to bring in another goalkeeper.

Dan Ellis is set for a spell on the sidelines after unknowingly playing on with a broken leg in Chatham’s FA Vase extra-time defeat to Corinthian last time out on January 11.

Chatham manager Scott Lindsey. Picture: Sean Aidan
Chatham manager Scott Lindsey. Picture: Sean Aidan

The Chats have Jordan Carey back at their disposal, with Carey having played for VCD on a dual-registration basis on the same day Ellis picked up his injury.

But Lindsey believes it is important to have two goalkeepers fighting for the number one spot and, therefore, is eager to bring in another shot-stopper as Chatham prepare to return to Southern Counties East action this Saturday after a blank weekend.

"Jordan went out and played for VCD on the day that Dan got injured,” explained Lindsey.

“We have kind of called Jordan back but we will probably look to sign another keeper, as well.

“I think it’s important that you always have two goalkeepers fit, healthy and ready to play in the building.

“So, it (the break) has given me the time to look at that and I’m kind of in the middle of doing that (signing a keeper).

“I’m not big on a number one and a number two.

“I think it’s important that we have two goalkeepers fighting for one shirt. It means there is healthy competition.”

Lindsey thinks the two-week break without a game for his side has come at a good time.

He admitted: “It’s been a case of pressing the reset button.

“We trained last Tuesday and Thursday, and then we gave the players the weekend off.

“I just felt it was time for them to have a little bit of a break away from each other and away from myself, and hopefully, they come back in this week with a new focus.”

Ahead of fourth-placed Chatham’s game against AFC Croydon, Lindsey added: “It’s about looking at what we now want to achieve and what we now need to do.

"The players know what we need to do.

“Hopefully, giving them that little bit of time away from the club was good, although we will only really see whether it was or not in the long run.”

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