Published: Saturday, July 14th 2012
Bateman provides pre-season update
Written by Matt Webb
Steve Bateman provides a pre-season update.
Training has been excellent, with the lads returning in good condition and the new lads settling in very well
Ahead of the club’s first pre-season fixture at Holyport on Tuesday evening, manager Steve Bateman provides an update on training and players who have committed themselves to playing for the club in the forthcoming season.
“Players already committed and registered so far are James Warrington, Alex Brown, Dave Woozley, Nathan Bowden-Haase, Danny Murphy, Adam Logie, Danny Burnell, Ben Abbey, Sean Sonner, Ollie Burgess, Sam Bateman, Leigh Mason, Dominic Rhone, Dave Deeney and Ashley Deeney.
“We are also looking at a number of lads who will feature during the pre season games and I expect Stuart Swift to sign league forms when he returns from holiday on 24th July having agreed to.
“Discussions are still ongoing with Simon Sweeney, Steve Perkins and Chris Herron who have other commitments at the moment and are yet to appear at training. Definitely not returning are Steve Sinclair, Paul Coyne and Jamie Jackson and I wish them all well for their futures.
“Training has been excellent, with the lads returning in good condition and the new lads settling in very well and we have worked hard and enjoyed a 90 minute run out today (Saturday) behind closed doors at the Polish Club.
“Pre season is all about preparation for our first league game on 18th August and we'll find out this week who that will be against. I have added an additional pre season game to our schedule this evening, 31st July away at Leverstock Green with a 7pm KO.”
A full list of players registered with the Southern League for the forthcoming season will follow in due course, when available, as well as further information on the new faces in Steve Bateman’s squad.