Quinn planning for new season

Actions from the game Brighouse Town v Scarborough Athletic at St Giles Road.
Actions from the game Brighouse Town v Scarborough Athletic at St Giles Road.

The end of season celebrations may still be fresh for Brighouse Town manager Paul Quinn - but it hasn’t stopped him thinking about next season.

Quinn is hoping to have six friendlies lined up against good quality sides before the kick off of the 2013-14Baris Northern Counties East League, in which they hope to go one better and finish top of the Premier Division table.

“We already have Huddersfield Town lined up at home on July 12 and are just waiting on FC Halifax Town to confirm a date for the middle of July,” said Quinn.

“Plus we are also waiting on dates with AFC Emley and Curzon Ashton who play in the Evo Stik Northern Premier League First Division.”

The team return to trainon June 27 and before that they are hoping to gain some fresh talent for the Under 20’s with an open trial match.

“We did a similar thing at Huddersfield New College last year and this time we are doing it at Calderdale College,” added Quinn. “ It is between 7-9pm on June 13 if anyone under the age of 20 wants to come along.

“It proved to be very successful in unearthing some fresh talent and we hope to do the same again this time.”

Talks are ongoing with last season’s squad in the hope that they all remain at the Dual Seal Stadium, including club and league top scorer Tom Matthews.

“We will sit down with everyone and see where we are at,” said Quinn.

“The vast majority have given their word that they will stay. We are working on a few new faces to freshen things up but nothing to report just yet.

“The coaching set up will remain the same.

“We will have extra input from Adam Hewitt. He helped out last year and will be back pre-season so help out with conditioning.

“With regards to the ground there has been some work started on the pitch, and it needs a rest after a lengthy winter and then end of season finals into the month.

“Apart from that there is general maintenance going on all in preparation for another successful season.”