Barwell boss Jimmy Ginnelly has spoken to “six to eight” interested new players, while “ten to twelve” are expected to stay

With only 72 days until the first match of the league season, preparations for the 2017/18 campaign are well underway at Kirkby Road.
Jimmy Ginnelly has already spoken to several players about the possibility of joining Barwell next season, but is delighted to welcome back the majority of the squad who ended the season with County Cup success at the King Power Stadium last week.

When asked about his plans for next season, Ginnelly said: “It’s great that ten to twelve of the lads have already agreed to stay.

“Summer’s coming up so I hope they have a good time away on holiday, have a break and plenty of rest, then come back revitalised for the new season.

“Myself and Guy (Hadland) have already spoken to six to eight players who are interested in coming to us.
“It will be competition for places, as it always is at the start of the season.

“The lads and the people at the club need to trust my judgement on who I decide to bring in”.

After a disappointing end to the season, which saw the Canaries slip out of the top half of the table, the Barwell boss is confident of put things right this time around.

“We finished 14th so, in my eyes, we weren’t good enough,” Ginnelly admitted.

“Maybe bad luck accounted for a few places, but that may only take us into tenth.

“We need to improve and I believe the personnel with bring in will help us achieve what we’re looking to next season”.

Full details of the squad will be announced at a later date.

Source: Barwell FC

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