By Henry Deacon (@H_Deaconmedia)
Rutherford scored a hattrick at the weekend to help Eastbourne to a 3-0 league win over Hemel Hempstead at Priory Lane, with the striker also notching a brace against Torquay United.
And the gaffer hopes that the 20-year-old's goalscoring pedigree can help lift a bit of confidence in the group.
“Alfie wanted some game time and he was originally out until January but he’s obviously been scoring goals, a hattrick this week against Hemel Hempstead and we’ve been struggling to score goals.
I’ve bought him back to be involved with the lads, and we’ve got a lad coming back full of confidence and that can only be good for us.”
The gaffer also feels that Alfie’s confidence following his goalscoring spree can help to lift spirits within the rest of the Hawks camp.
“He’s coming back in with a fresh mindset.” Said the Hawks boss. “He’s gone away, scored goals, played well and that can only be good for the team.
We’ve struggled to score goals recently, and we’ve got a lad coming in that’s done well recently so I think that’s going to be a big plus for us.”
Lee Bradbury was speaking as part of the Managers Office series looking ahead to tomorrow’s clash with Maidenhead United.