Hampton & Richmond Borough boss Alan Dowson is determined to freshen up his squad in readiness for the Ryman Premier League run-in as he bids to plug the gap left by Barnet youngster Harry Taylor.

Taylor spent three months on loan at the Beveree prior to Christmas, but returned to north London to make his League Two debut in the 2-0 Boxing Day win over Newport County.

The 18-year-old midfielder, who made 14 league appearances on loan at Hampton, was a substitute in last week's 0-0 draw at Stevenage.

Dowson is keen to bring him back to the club, but admits his success with the Bees means it is unlikely he will return to his title chasing side.

But that has not stopped the Hampton boss from trying.

"I need to make one or two tweaks to the squad and we are trying to do that before the weekend," he said.

"I need to freshen things up in the midfield.

"We have missed Harry more than any player. I've spoken to Barnet about bringing him back, but we are not making any progress.

"Eddie Hutchinson has done great in there but I need a similar type of player to Harry, but he is doing well at Barnet so it will be difficult.

"I'll keep trying to get someone in."

Hampton host Leiston on Saturday having only lost once in their past 10 league games.

"It will be a tough game," added Dowson.

"We got beat 3-1 at their place, but we don't lose many at home so we have got to keep on winning.

"I tell the players that if we win all our remaining games we will win the league and that is the target."