Ilkeston Town boss Lee Fowler says he has more or less finalised his squad ahead of the new NPL South East campaign.
Having looked at several trialists over the course of the Robins’ pre-season friendlies so far, he expects the squad he takes to this weekend’s game at Basford United to consist entirely of players who are likely to feature when the competitive action starts on August 10 in the FA Cup.
And that will mean showing the exit door to some of those who have struggled to make the grade in recent weeks.
He said: “One or two of the trialists just haven’t been able to show they’re fit enough so we can’t really take the risk with them.
“But a lot of the players we’ve looked at have done very well and we’ll be announcing that a few are confirmed as signings before the weekend.”