BEACONSFIELD Sycob’s bid to sign former Sheffield Wednesday and Preston striker Guylain Ndumbu-Nsungu is being held up in international red tape.

The move for the 27-year-old, who scored 33 Football League goals in a career which also included spells at Gillingham and Bradford, is being delayed as the club seeks international clearance for the striker whose last club was in Cyprus.

Sycob have moved quickly to fill the void though as they bid to fire themselves away from the lower end of the Zamaretto Central League.

Boss Simon Pullen has signed 6ft 4ins targetman Richard Shittu, a relative of Millwall’s Nigerian international Dan, from Windsor and Eton.

He will go straight into the side for tomorrow’s must-not-lose clash at a Northwood side who are one place behind them but have two games in hand.

His arrival is a further statement of intent from Pullen who has also landed striker Ricardo Cannon from Flackwell Heath as well as borrowing 16-year-old defenders Ben Brown and Dan McDonald from QPR’s youth team.

Sycob have lost their last four on the spin, including a 6-4 reversal against a Slough side they were leading 3-0 at one stage and then a 2-0 defeat against Burnham on Monday.

Pullen said: “It’s fine margins. We have been in games for long periods but individual errors are killing us.

“We’ve got to dig deep and I’m confident we will get the results.”