TOWN go to the Hartlepool Tournament with manager Stan Ternent still targeting three more signings.
The Galpharm boss will be without trialist keeper Paul Gerrard (groin) and midfield man James Berrett (ankle) for Town’s double-header but expects everyone else to play at least part of a game.
That means a first appearance for latest arrival Michael Flynn and for the fit-again quartet Andy Booth, Jon Worthington, early-summer signing Jim Goodwin and trialist midfielder Tony Grant.
Town play Scottish Premier League new boys Hamilton Academical at noon tomorrow – when the opposition could include Lucas Akins – and then either Hartlepool or Sunderland on Sunday (3pm if it’s the final).
“Everyone will be involved unless there is some unforeseen circumstance, and the main intention is to get everyone through the weekend so we can have a clear run towards the season proper,” said Ternent, whose squad travelled today.
“Michael Flynn has now trained with us and we’re getting a decent squad together, but I’m still looking at probably needing another three players.
“I’ve got some irons in the fire, but it’s a bit like buying a house and being in a ‘chain’ – we can’t have X until his club have signed Y – but I am fiddling around with the budget.
“All the players I’ve got so far have been frees – we haven’t paid a penny – so all I’ve had to do is find wages, but there might soon come a time where I might need to spend a few quid.”