STAN Ternent is promising Town’s playing squad a "tough but enjoyable" pre-season as the club’s centenary squad numbers leave room for further new signings.
The manager has included arrivals Keigan Parker and Jim Goodwin in the first 11 while latest signing Andy Butler keeps the No18 shirt he had at Scunthorpe.
There’s no No10 at the moment, suggesting Ternent may well be in the market for another attack-minded addition, and the Galpharm chief (who has not yet decided on a captain) confirmed he has more talks planned with potential targets.
"I’m pleased with the players I’ve already brought in because they give us good competition," said Ternent, who is supporting Gerry Murphy’s testimonial golf day.
"Keigan and Jim give us options and Andy Butler is strong, left-sided and gives us a bit of balance.
"We got him despite a fair bit of competition, so I’m pleased, and I’ve still got some irons in the fire on other players we might bring in."
Robbie Williams, the previous No10, has moved to No16 in the list while Luke Beckett, who was No18, has moved down one to accommodate Butler. Beckett is expected back on the Town training ground with the rest of the players tomorrow.
"We are planning three sessions a day and they will be straight back into it tomorrow," confirmed Ternent.
"Myself, Ronnie (Jepson) and Mick (Docherty) will be fully involved and we’ve got all the sessions planned out.
"It will be tough, of course it will because it’s important we reach the right levels, but we will also have the balls out and it will be enjoyable as we build towards the season.
"Lads these days look after themselves well, so I’m sure they’ll be ready, and we’ll be looking to get them fit and organised."
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