Pete Wild has said that FC Halifax Town need to move quickly but not naively with their recruitment.

Giving his first interview to the club since his appointment as Jamie Fullarton’s successor this week, Wild said: “We’ve got a training game Saturday morning, where we’ll look to assess the current trialists that are in.

“There are others that will join the group. As you can imagine, my phone hasn’t stopped today, agents trying to sell me the next best thing.

“What I’ve got to do now is work through all them, recruit quickly but not be naive in my recruitment. We need a certain type of player in mind, a certain type of player with an attitude that suits the group, and you’ve got to be careful to not get numbers in because you need them.

“I’m fully aware that we do need numbers through the door. It’s going to be a good balancing act over the next eight days to bolster that squad.”

The former Oldham Athletic head coach spoke of his delight at being chosen to lead the club next season in the National League.

“It’s a great honour. It’s a club with an illustrious history, a club that I’ve always seen do well in the past.

“It’s a club that I feel suits the way that I want to go with football. I think it’s a really good fit for us.”

Wild, who spent 12 years with hometown club Oldham, working his way up and eventually spending time in charge of the first team, has outlined the style of play and players he wants during his Halifax tenure.

“It might take a few weeks, I’ll ask for the fans to be patient, but what you are going to see from a Pete Wild side is, first and foremost, organised.

“Be really tough to play against, be tough to beat, but we want to express ourselves going forward. My teams last year would always score goals, we’d always create chances and be exciting.

“We were very resilient and I want to build some resilience. I want to build on the good work Jamie Fullarton did last year with clean sheets; maybe add some more pace and attacking flair.”

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