Wolves Under-23 Manager, Scott Sellars admits that he jumped at the chance of being involved in the UKFlooringDirect.co.uk Challenge Cup at Nuneaton Town.
“I know Tommy Wright well and have seen the tournaments that he has organised in the past,” said the diminutive former Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United and Bolton Wanderers man. “It’s a great idea and we are delighted to be involved this year.
“It’s going to be really beneficial for us in our preparations for the new season, and knowing the people at Nuneaton Town as I do, it will be a well-organised event.
“There are some big clubs involved and it will provide a good test for us against different styles of opposition; our first game against Nuneaton Town will see us face a strong men’s team who recently showed Aston Villa what they are all about, whilst we will also be able to pit our wits against the Glasgow Rangers Under-23 team, which will be a good gauge for us.
“We’re forever looking for different types of challenges at this time of the year and this is perfect for us. It’s important to get the right balance and get the necessary minutes into the players.
“Playing two games in two days will allow us to give everyone a chance to get game time and the tournament format really works for us.
“The team did well last season and I want to see us be able to build upon that this time around. We want to make people sit up and take notice of us.
“There are some very talented lads here. Niall Ennis is a local lad who is making excellent progress, whilst the likes of Jack Ruddy, Connor Johnson, Ryan Leak and Christian Herc are players that I am expecting to really push on this season.
“This tournament gives them the chance to showcase what they are capable of and hopefully as it’s local to us, we’ll get a good turn-out of our own fans to get behind them.
“With the calibre of teams involved, there should be good crowds here over the two days and that is something else that the lads will benefit from playing in front of.”