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'Baker-Richardson Will Bring That Element Of Surprise In The Final Third'

5 July 2022

Alex Morris believes that the club’s new centre-forward, Courtney Baker-Richardson, will bring a real element of surprise to opposition defenders this season.

The Alex boss says that the former Newport County forward can operate off the cuff in terms of his creativity in the final third of the pitch and that will only help us unlock stubborn League Two defences.

Baker-Richardson was instrumental in the club’s second goal at Nantwich on Saturday, showing his hold up ability to take a ball down from fellow new signing Rod McDonald before his deft touch allowed Chris Long to run on and create a goal for trialist Adam Wilson.

Morris said of his new forward: “He is a bit of an eccentric is Courtney and he plays off the cuff a lot of the time and we can use that. We certainly don’t want to take that away from him because it brings that element of surprise and the opposition do not know what he is going to do then that is going to an useful asset for us. That can help us when we get the ball up to him in good areas.

“He has that ability to create something out of very little, but he knows that he also has to conform to the way we want to play and fall into that structure. He is an experienced player and he knows what we expect from him.

Alex added: "We want to play a certain way and the new players will have to conform to that and they are getting there with the work we have been doing out on the training ground.”

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