Ten signed on and counting at Barrow AFC
Last updated at 10:05, Thursday, 19 July 2012
BARROW AFC had 10 players – goalkeepers Danny Hurst and Shaun Pearson; defenders Gavin Skelton, Mike Pearson and Matt Flynn; midfielders James Owen and Richie Baker; winger Paul Rutherford and strikers Adam Boyes and Obi Anoruo – on contracts for next season, as of last night.
Of the triallists used so far, three – ex-Burnley midfielder Alex-Ray Harvey, former Accrington centre-half Sean Hessey and ex-Morecambe central midfielder Garry Hunter – look among the most likely to join the Barrow ranks. Other than Ray-Harvey and Barrow-based Dave Swarbrick, the identities of most other triallists used in pre-season have been kept under wraps by Bayliss, who continues to play his cards close to his chest.
He admitted to the Evening Mail that both Hessey and Hunter have “been in with us” but declined to go into detail.
More light could be shed in two weeks’ time because, as Bayliss has said previously, some players released by Football League clubs still get July’s wage from those clubs.
The Bluebirds boss said: “What we are probably looking at is a really strong first team of 13 players. We know we are probably five or six short of what we need for the start of the season.
“Come the start of the season the squad won’t be massive but will be filled with quality, including a couple of loan players. We can’t disclose things, but closer to the time we will be able to.”
First published at 16:06, Wednesday, 18 July 2012
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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Its getting there this squad.
i for one am excited about the new season.
think we just need to sign wayne curtis and a 3 solid centre halfs.