New Manager’s View

After a whirlwind few days, which saw the appointment of a new manager and a game against our local rivals, Hednesford Town manager Paul Casey has talked about his future plans after taking charge of the side.

He said:

“It has certainly been a baptism of fire since I arrived at the club. The first chance that I got to meet with the players was in the changing room at Stafford Rangers on Tuesday evening.

“I have watched the highlights of the game on the Saturday and those of the replay on Tuesday along with other games beforehand, and one thing I can say is that we have a fantastic group of young players here at the club that want to try and play football.

“One thing we are lacking though is depth to the squad. On Tuesday night we lost Danny Glover to an injury that is going to keep him out for four to six weeks, there were a couple of players that hadn’t played for two and four weeks respectively, a young prospect and another top goalkeeper.

“At the moment we are only running with a squad of around 13 fit players, whereas we should have around 18 with young prospects able to join us when required. I shall be working hard in order to add strength to the squad, those that we have here at the moment are very good players but we need some more quality and experience in key areas.

“Looking forward, I’m hoping that within the next 48 hours I will be able to announce three or four new signings. We have also put in a number of seven day approaches to clubs and hopefully these players can come in and improve the good squad we have here.”

The Pitmen travel to Matlock Town on Saturday as they return to Evo-Stik Northern Premier League action.

 

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