MOSSLEY have signed striker Szyman Czubik on loan from Stockport County to provide the Lilywhites with more firepower.
And the 19-year-old took only six minutes to score on his debut in the 5-1 win at Skelmersdale United on Saturday (Nov 17).
Joint manager Dave Wild believes Czubik will provide a missing ingredient for the Lilywhite.
“Szyman is hard working and a Carlos Tevez type of player who rats and harries defenders, the sort of player we don’t have,” he explained.
Wild added the transfer came about through his friendship with County manager Jim Gannon.
He said: “Jim earmarked a number of players for loan moves and asked if we were keen as he trusted the way we played.
“He offered us three players, but two were not right. In the case of Szyman he provides something different up front.
“We created a lot of chances against FC United last week, but didn’t take take, either to lack of form or lack of pressure from other strikers for places.”
Czubik, a player with Polish roots, came through the youth system at Goole Town before moving to Stockport County.
He has previously had loan spells at Radcliffe Borough and Stockport Town for whom he scored six goals in 13 appearances earlier this season.
Wild and Terry Hincks, Mossley’s other joint managers, have also captured midfield player Kieran Nolan from Runcorn Linnets.
Nolan, 21, last season helped Runcorn Linnets win the Hallmark North West Counties League, premier division title last season.
He is a player admired by Wild who worked with him at Northwich Victoria where he was assistant manager.
He said: “Kieran is an extremely good addition – he adds steel, aggression and organisational skills to the side.
“He was a player we wanted to sign in the summer, but we couldn’t get it over the line.
“Runcorn had won the league and he decided to stay as things were going well for him at the club.”
Mossley have had a goalkeeping crisis following an injury to regular Johny Diba Musangu.
Ben Purdham has been signed on loan from Curzon Ashton on dual forms.
However, Purdham was not eligible for the Manchester Premier Cup tie against FC United as he was cup-tied.
Mossley brought in Joao Mendes who had been training at Ashton United as cover just for the one game.
Mendes, 26, has played in the Portuguese third and fourth divisions and here for Bacup Borough and AFC Liverpool. He has moved on to join Trafford.