OXFORD City have signed Antigua and Barbuda international striker Reece Beckles-Richards on a month’s loan from Wealdstone.

Mark Jones’s side have failed to score in any of their last three games, picking up just one point in Vanarama National League South.

City’s boss has admitted in recent weeks that he needs to bolster his front line.

And he is hoping the arrival of Beckles-Richards can give his side a lift ahead of tomorrow’s clash at home to Billericay Town.

The 24-year-old pacy striker joined table-toppers Wealdstone in the summer, but has struggled to get into the starting XI while the Middlesex club have started their season so well.

Jones said: “We’ve signed Reece for initially one month.

“Wealdstone signed him in the summer, but they’ve also brought in a couple of other strikers, so his chances have been quite limited.

“He’s a quick, intelligent forward player and I think he can add a bit of quality and pace to our front line.

“We need more than just pace and I think Reece can bring that and take a bit of pressure off Stefan Brown and Craig Fasanmade.”

Jones is also awaiting international clearance on another striker, Ty-Rhys Paul-Jones, who has been plying his trade in Sweden.

The forward has run 100m in 12 seconds, but was not cleared in time to play last weekend.

Paul-Jones was at Walsall’s academy, before turning out for Grimsby Town’s youth and reserve teams.

City’s boss added: “The fact is that although there have been encouraging signs in terms of performances, we are not putting the ball in the net, and that’s something we need to rectify quickly.”

There is some slightly better news on the injury front as Daniel Rowe has now had an operation on his knee injury and is on the road to recovery.

Jones said: “It was a big blow losing Dan so early in the season.

“But to be fair to him, since he picked up the injury, he has managed it well and has sorted out his own treatment and surgery.

“Hopefully he will have a speedy recovery and be back with us soon.”

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