It is just nine days until Ossett Town head to Retford United for the first pre-season friendly of the new season, something Grant Black is looking forward to.

He has been putting the players through their paces in training and is delighted with what he has seen so far “pre-season is going great; the lads have come back fit and strong and are working really hard to push themselves and to get in that team on 12 August”.




There has been a few changes from the squad that finished last season with Kai Hancock, Curtley Martin-Wyatt and Alex Low joining the vast majority of last season’s side. Black says, “the new faces have settled very quickly and we have a few deals to tie up with players who are going to be real good signings for this club; to go along with what we already have”.

“I cannot wait for the season to get under way, we are keeping everything in house, no photographs, video’s or anything unnecessary. The lads are working hard and that is all people need to know”.

Friday 7 July will see the FA Competitions drawn and Black is looking forward to the draws “We will hopefully have a good run in both the FA Cup and Trophy this season, they are high priorities for us and all non-league sides. But our bread and butter will be to compete the best we can in the Evo-Stik League which for me will be the strongest it has been for many years”.

Source: Ossett Town


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