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“We have completed the signing of three excellent prospects, all 18 years of age who have impressed in pre-season. We have a good balance of youth and experience in the squad now and other youngsters like Chris Horton and Jack Farmer are pushing for a regular place in the first team. There are other lads from our youth and reserve set up who are also on my radar after impressing in pre-season games. We will again operate with a small squad this season boosted with high potential youngsters. “I am still looking to bring in one or two experienced players in certain positions and have been talking to several players in this past week. It is the time of the season where players keep their options open and every year at this time players become available after not settling into new clubs and hopefully we can bring in a couple of players in specific positions to strengthen our squad to increase competition and help deal with injuries and suspension.”Despite refreshing his ranks with the new acquisitions, Blakemore has also been boosted from within the dressing room. He explained:
“It is great to have midfielder Lee Parsons and striker Dean Perrow back to full fitness after losing them for the whole of last season through injury. These are two great players and they feel like new signings.”