Since the start of pre season training the club have signed some 45 players to potentially play in the first team . Although this may seem a lot it is comparable with clubs similar to us . Some were unable to make the standard required and some were unable to meet the commitment needed and were therefore allowed to find opportunities elsewhere .Others who joined also left through injuries which hit us badly in the early part of the season notably Anderson ,Walker ,Burley , Jones and sadly we have not had Pooley all season although he may feature in the last few games . However despite those situations it is always the case that there are some players who show excellent commitment to the club and so far this season with us having played some 35 matches it is worth noting ,currently ,leading by example our captain Steve Stracey has played in 34 as has keeper Jack Webb . Ali Rainford is on 33 ,Sam Pout 28 and Jamie Buckett and Ben Thomsett on 27 .Despite having quite a few knocks Jake Botting and Mo Zabadne have 23 and Ash Kidman 22 .
So it has been necessary for Scott and Pat to keep looking to bring in new players to ensure the team is best prepared moving forward with recent signings of Sam Shew ,Alex Saunders and Ben Dartnall , with no doubt, 1 or 2 more to come with next season already in mind .
All the above players and several others have given the club ,so far ,a decent season and a mid table finish is on the cards .Hopefully all will be available for next pre season and with just 2 or 3 additions things will be even better.