Andy Coyles admits he has some positive selection headaches at Penrith AFC.

After he had re-signed goalkeeper Jonny Jamieson and Kyle May, Bonny Blues boss Coyles again added to his ranks on Thursday when he brought in Matty Clarke, while midfielder Ben Jackson returned on a dual-registration basis from Appleby.

Penrith are currently bottom of Northern League Division One. But they could be reprieved due to the structure the league will take next season, although confirmation of that structure is yet to be confirmed.

Asked if he had some selection headaches now having added to his squad, Coyles said: “Yes but they’re good headaches to have.

"Over the last couple of months, I’ve been struggling to find players to fill certain positions. Whereas, now, we have a number of personnel in those positions, so that’s a nice problem to have.

"We are not going to stop there, either. I have a bit of an appetite for looking to recruit now. I like the idea of building a team that could compete next season and I think players understand that we are building a team more so for next year.

"Granted, it’ll be fantastic to catch the teams above us this season but, if we can finish on a high, who knows what we can do next season?”

Last Saturday, Penrith were beaten 3-1 at North Shields with captain Grant Davidson on target.

Coyles said: “The opposition and a number of supporters were quite complementary but I was quite disappointed with the overall performance. I thought we performed poorly in the first half and couldn’t get going.

"We handed them two goals with individual errors. We started well in the second half but then, uncharacteristically, we conceded from a goalkeeping mistake.

"From there, we began to settle a little and got one back, but the damage was done by then.”

Today’s home match against Guisborough was postponed yesterday due to a frozen pitch.