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Mark Lovell looking to bring something different to Soham Town Rangers' attack in the Bostik League North Division

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New signing Mark Lovell is confident that he can bring a different element to the Soham Town Rangers attack.

Lovell, who arrived at Rangers last week from Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division side Haverhill Rovers, made a good first impression on Saturday by playing his part in an important 1-0 win at Witham Town.

Forward Sam Mulready scored the only goal of the game for Greens and Lovell is looking to form a useful partnership with the Bostik League North Division’s third highest scorer.

FOOTBALL - Haverhill Rovers v Walsham Le Willows..Pictured: Mark Lovell (H)....PICTURE: Mecha Morton. (7533588)
FOOTBALL - Haverhill Rovers v Walsham Le Willows..Pictured: Mark Lovell (H)....PICTURE: Mecha Morton. (7533588)

“I always remember my first manager Shinny (Michael Shinn at West Wratting), who I guess I always give credit for taking the initial chance on me to start taking football serious. He would say ‘Don’t tell me, show me’ - he said he had been about and heard people talk a good game a lot,” said Lovell, speaking before the victory at Witham.

“I was certainly a little reluctant still though at first, as I do give myself a hard time about my ability in terms of football.

“But then, after speaking to Lloyd Groves (centre-back) and Erkan (assistant manager) at Soham, they told me they have a very good goalscorer already but looking for something different to complement him.

“They have a very talented, young and technical squad, but need something different.

“I was happy to hear that, as I feel that in the right team, if I get a goalscorer and technical players around me I can help a team as I am more than happy to take the knocks, do the ugly stuff, fight the centre-backs and put it all on the line to help the talented players do the business and win the games.

“If I chip in with some goals along the way then great. Scoring is a fickle thing, if you get off to a fast start more seem to follow.”

The one-goal win at Witham moved Robbie Mason’s men up to 15th in the table, putting nine points between themselves and the relegation zone in the process.

Soham will aim to build on that on Saturday when 13th-placed Barking will be the visitors to Julius Martin Lane (3pm).