BOSS Paul Collicutt reiterated his faith in “the best squad I have had in my time at Evesham United” but remains in the market for new faces.

Last Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Mangotsfield United made it five home matches in all competitions without a victory, a run in stark contrast to some strong away form.

United have slipped to seventh in Southern League Division One West and want to boost their arsenal with loan striker Ethan Moore set to return to parent club Gloucester City after tomorrow’s home clash with Yate Town (3pm).

Collicutt moved for Cirencester Town hotshot Ben Whitehead but the forward looks set to stay put despite added interest from Thatcham.

“I have faith in the squad and the people I have around me,” said Collicutt.

“I genuinely feel this is the best squad I have had in my time at Evesham but we have not been playing as well as we can.

“When my players are playing well, I know we can beat anyone in the league but at the same time I know we can lose to anyone when we don’t perform.

“We need to get it together. I believe in the way we try to play but we cannot seem to get the goals and clean sheets together at the minute.”

On his recruitment plans, Collicutt added: “We have players who can do a job for us but if something comes along where you think a person can improve the quality it would be silly to say no to it.

“Ethan is a Gloucester player and has done well. I would love to have him here but he is not our player and Gloucester have made it pretty clear they want him back.

“It will be disappointing to see him go back but we have to move on and if we need to go out and get someone then I certainly will be looking to strengthen.

“We will keep our ears to the ground and see what is about. You can never say never.”

Defenders Linden Dovey (hamstring), Lewis Binns (shoulder) and Cirencester target Matt Bennett are injury doubts for third-from-bottom Yate’s visit.

But midfielder Jordan Bryan should be fit after being rested as a precaution because of a dead leg against Mangotsfield.