TOWN have told all talented players from the BUPA League: "Our door is always open."

The Galpharm club have revamped their recruitment division with scouts focusing on all BUPA League and Huddersfield Schools' matches.

Over the last 18 months, seven development centres have been set up and, in addition to over 100 boys being registered in the Town Academy, over 200 players from the ages of six to 14 are now receiving specialist coaching.

Academy director Gerry Murphy explained: "We have 30 scouts and others working with them throughout the area and they are concentrating on the BUPA League and the Town Boys matches.

"Our objective is not to lose any good young players from this area without us knowing all about them.

"We know we have no divine right to sign anybody - but we would certainly like to know about talented lads and be given the opportunity to sign them to our club's Academy.

"The message to everyone involved in the BUPA League and Town Boys is that we are here to help.

"If you know of good young players who we should take a look at then drop us a line, because all letters we receive are followed up on.

"I can guarantee everyone who gets in touch that we will come and watch the lads they have recommended.

"I can't guarantee, of course, that we will bring them on board - but we will definitely look at all young lads who are brought to our attention.

"It's great for young lads to aspire to getting into the Academy and our door is always open to everybody.

"We are here to help and we will always come and watch."

Town's Academy staff can be contacted through the club on 01484 484100 or by writing to the Galpharm Stadium.

"The Academy is a massive operation and we are keen to give all young players a chance to show their ability," added Murphy.

"If we feel they have the right potential then we will obviously take things further, and I think everyone knows at the moment that we are creating a pathway right the way through to our first team.

"It's important that young players can see the oppotunity is there, and we are blessed with a manager in Peter Jackson who is brave enough to give our young players an opportunity.

"Without the manager being so supportive and having the guts to play them, we might not have heard of people like David Mirfin, Jon Worthington, Tom Clarke, Adnan Ahmed, Michael Collins, John McCombe, John McAliskey, Anthony Lloyd and Andy Holdsworth.

"All these lads and more have come through our Academy, while we've got a lot of other young players in the age-groups who have come from the BUPA League and are hoping to follow that same pathway through to the senior ranks."