Brighouse Town have now conducted two trial sessions looking to identify new players to join their existing list of retained players for both the Development Squad and the club’s Under-18’s FA Youth Squad.
They have been very pleased with the standard of the participants.
Over 60 players have visited the Dual Seal Stadium and played in small-sided and full-size games to provide them with the opportunity to show the coaches at the club what they have to offer.
Out of these, 21 have been invited to join the retained players in the pre-season sessions starting this Saturday.
Of those, 15 of the players are under the age of 18 and will be eligible to represent the club in the FA Youth Cup, as well as vying for contention for selection for the Development Team.
“With a very strong retained list we are confident about having another very competitive season,” said a club spokesman.
“But, more importantly, seeing young players develop and become part of the first-team set up.”
Mark Everingham has already made his first team debut and will certainly be a star performer, while George Dignam – a promising young right-back – has all the attributes to push on.
Jacob Swallow, a strong and powerful yet skilful centre half should also vye for contention.
Others on the squad will be loaned out on dual registrations to teams in the Northern Counties East League to ensure they are able to get more experience of playing at a higher and more competitive level.