STRENGTH in depth will be key to Helston Athletic’s charge during the season according to their manager Sid Taylor.

The Blues welcomed Andrew Westgarth to their squad on Friday after signing the striker over from Falmouth Town to help their own goal machine Mark Goldsworthy upfront.

He made his debut in Saturday’s 3-0 victory at home to St Dennis, a game which saw Goldsworthy bag two goals while the other went to substitute forward Mikey Davies.

Taylor believes there is good competition for places now in Athletic’s side which has many benefits.

“We will take each game as it comes,” he said.

“But now our squad has at least two players in every position which will add to the competition to start for us.

“I’ve got this luxury at the moment where I can sit people on the bench if they are not playing well and can change things around for different games.”

As reported in last week’s Packet, Taylor had begun looking for another striker to share the goalscoring work with Goldsworthy, who has already found the back of the net four times this season.

With Westgarth now among the ranks at Kellaway Park, Taylor said the forward has already made an impact after his debut and feels his attacking options are all coming to the fore.

Taylor said: “Mark’s a proven goalscorer and for him to be getting straight off and scoring goals already is great and I cannot ask for more from him.

“It was also good to see Mikey come off the bench on Saturday and score and Andy worked tirelessly in his first game to keep the ball and get the play coming to us.”