Crowe praises his three new Brig signings

Brig new boy Adam Dodd in action for Chorley
Brig new boy Adam Dodd in action for Chorley

Bamber Bridge boss Neil Crowe hailed his three new additions

Crowe has bolstered his squad by securing the services of former Blackpool left-back Adam Dodd from Chorley and full-back George Bowyer who has returned to Brig for his third spell.

The technicalities of Dodd’s move to Brig are yet to be ironed out, and Crowe also snapped up the services of ex-Burnley midfielder Nicky Platt and says he was impressed with the trio’s performances in Brig’s 2-0 victory over Ossett Albion.

He said: “We have tried to get Adam Dodd on loan from Chorley before and so once I heard he was available I got in touch and he agreed to sign.

“This is George Bowyer’s third time at Brig. He lives Manchester way and his last club was Droylsden.

“He enjoyed his football here and we are happy to have him back.

“Nicky Platt has had two good games for us, he has been at FC United and Salford and he scored a really good for us on Saturday.”

Brig are 11th in the NPL First Division North table and Crowe is hoping Saturday’s result can spur them on to glory against high-flying Warrington Town.

Crowe’s men drew 2-2 with second-placed Town on the opening day of the season at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium and he fancies Brig’s chances at Warrington on Saturday.

He said: “We needed the win to get us back on track.

“I thought we were pretty comfortable to be honest, it could have been three or four but we scored two great goals.

“We have a massive game on Saturday Warrington are flying in the league.

“We know what they are all about and as always it will be a really hard, tough game.

“But I have said before on our day we can beat anyone in this league. Ally Waddecar is working hard behind the scenes to recover from his knee injury, fingers crossed we may see him back before the end of November - but we are not going to rush him.”