Great response for Trials Day

Tim ChannonFirst Team

Manager Paul Moore

Manager Paul Moore

MANAGER Paul Moore says the club has had a great response with  trialist applications for the public  Training and Trials Day at Llanelian Road on Saturday June 11, when a number of new signings are likely to be announced.

Players interested in coming for a trail have been asked to email their details to secretary Paul Edwards at (name address, contact number, previous clubs and position) prior to the event and the manager reports: “Half a dozen have already applied including a couple of players being released from pro clubs and also some coming from recommends from players who have already agreed to sign for us.

“All in all it has been a useful exercise. The management team are still working on targets, and Chris Thompson has identified some local talent along with some reserve team lads from last year.

” Dave (Hughes) and Phil (Hadland) continue to obtain contacts we can approach.  It is a busy period for us all, and although the season has finished, the recruitment side has only just begun.

“We are looking forward to the trial day, and hope it gives some supporters a chance to have a little look at how things are shaping, although some lads may be missing due to family holidays.

 “The first pre-season game is 6 or 7 weeks away and we have so much to arrange still so we are working very hard to ensure we get the personnel we want and get them ready to start playing. Overall things are going very well and we are in good shape.”

The session on June 11 will be for two hours from 12 until 2pm and entry for spectators will be free with the club facilities open for refreshments and live Euro 2016 Championship football on the big screen in the clubhouse from 2pm – with Wales kicking off at 5pm.

Of the current squad Cory Williams, Sean Sheridan have already said they wish to stay with the club, and the manager has also agreed terms with Stephen Wilson, who was previously on loan from AFC Fylde, and Josh Sumner.

Unfortunately terms could not be agreed with Carl Lamb, and he has decided to look elsewhere for the forthcoming season.

The management team have been talking to a number of possible new signings and reached agreement with at least two of them.

The manager commented: “It is very early days and for obvious reasons we want to keep the targets close to our chest for now,  but at the training day  on June 11 it is hoped that the first signings can be announced.”