BRIGHOUSE Town boss Paul Quinn says he has a number of new signings already in the bag as he aims to improve on last season’s second-placed Northern Counties East League finish.

Already boosted by prolific striker Tom Mathews’ pledge to stay at the club (see story Page 38). the Dual Seal Stadium chief is also looking forward to tomorrow night’s development team trial.

That will take place at Calderdale College (7.00), with Town aiming to strengthen a side which finished third in the Lancashire League East Division last season.

Of the first team, Quinn, who is targeting promotion to the Northern Premier League, said: “Last season’s success means we can recruit the calibre of player that can help us sustain our status as a top NCEL side.

“We have been active in ensuring we add those two or three individuals who will freshen the squad for another long campaign.

“Unfortunately announcements regarding new signings will have to wait until July 1, when we can officially put pen to paper.

“But we have worked hard on recruitment and hopefully this will pay dividends at the end of next season.”

Brighouse’s Lancashire League rivals are set to include AFC Emley as well as defending champions Ossett Albion.

Director of football Darren Laycock said: “The squad will once again run primarily as an Under 20 side and will play Saturdays and some evenings.

“Players will of course have the opportunity to break into the first team, just like Ryan Hall, who made the step up in October and went on to win the Young Player of the Year award.”

For further details, contact development Manager Charlie Tolley on 07841132118 or