Osebi Abadaki signing is boost to Farsley's play-off bid

Dave Briggs, seen outjumping Fylde's Joe Booth, is Farsley's only long-term injury absentee with a hernia problem

Dave Briggs, seen outjumping Fylde's Joe Booth, is Farsley's only long-term injury absentee with a hernia problem

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Neil Parsley landed one of three potential targets on Thursday evening and was hopeful of securing another before tomorrow's game at Curzon Ashton.

The Farsley boss has been keen to bolster his squad in order to stiffen up their bid for another play-off tilt.

They go into this weekend in sixth place in Evo-Stik Division One North, and the four clubs from second to fifth will contest the end-of-season extras.

Parsley said: “We did a deal with Osebi Abadaki and he signed for us after training on Thursday night.

"He is someone I have been chasing for a while. He can play on either flank or up top, so he is a very useful player.

“The transfer was a difficult one because he is on dual registration. He is signed on for Halifax Town but we have got him from Salford City.

"Apparently he played really well for Salford in a pre-season friendly against Halifax and they signed him after that but loaned him back.

“He actually played against us earlier this season (for Salford) and got sent off but I was impressed and have been keeping tabs on him ever since. He will be in the squad for the Curzon game as all the paperwork has gone through.”

Parsley is hoping to sign a central midfield player today and still has a forward on his radar.

“We have a very good squad and almost a clean bill of health. The only long-term injury is Dave Briggs,” explained Parsley.

“Briggsy went to see a specialist on Wednesday and we are waiting for reports but it looks like he will need surgery for a hernia problem.

“But you have to keep trying to improve and I was alerted that Osebi, a central midfielder and a striker might be available.

"They are all players that I have wanted to bring to the club to improve us. A couple of additions refreshes the whole squad and it will give us a better chance of a strong finish to the season.”

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