JOHN Hughes is hoping the signing of experienced frontman Pete Smith will be the answer to their lastest goalscoring problems.
Harwood have had five straight defeats and couldn't rectify this over the weekend as their games at New Mills and against Chadderton fell victim to the weather.
But Hughes is hoping Kendal player Smith - who has played for Harwood before and is allowed to play for clubs in different leagues - can help his team move up the table when they travel to Holker Old Boys tomorrow (Sat).
Smith also played for Accrington Stanley earlier in his career and has weighed in with his fair share of goals and brought experience throughout his non-league life.
Harwood boss Hughes has also snapped up exciting young striker Yakub Khan who has played for Northampton and Bury.
"I spoke to Bury boss Chris Casper about him and he said they couldn't give him a contract but he had some promise. Hopefully, he will show it here," said Hughes. "He has looked good in training and we were looking forward to watching him over the weekend but we will have to wait until tomorrow now."
Hughes has also bolstered his squad with a couple of other ex-Kendal players in midfielder David Woodruffe, who was a fans favourite at the UniBond side, and Dave Burrows.
Hughes admitted the last few weeks have been frustrating as he and his team were desperate to play over the weekend to get back to winning ways.
"It is such hard work with the weather as we can't play and can't train and I am unable to get a regular side out week in week out," said the manager. "We are playing catch-up again."