NEW manager Paul Harris expects only a handful of players from Pershore Town’s squad last term will be part of their plans for the next Midland League Division One campaign.
Harris hopes to be able to start confirming the names of the players signed on after the weekend and to reveal a new captain.
With former boss Quentin Townsend being appointed manager at Midland League Premier Division side Stourport Swifts, former skipper Shaun Griffiths has followed him to Walshes Meadow, along with Dean Waldron.
There are likely to be other departures and Harris will be looking to rebuild with the emphasis on youth.
“It will be mainly a new squad we’re building, with perhaps two or three remaining from last season,” said Harris.
“Players will leave but I’m looking for young, hungry and talented players to come in.
“Last year, we started off pretty well when we had younger players which is why I think it has proved there are good young players around.
“It will be learning process. The players will need time to settle but I think we can push for mid-table and keep making progress.”
Pershore, who will stage an open training session for would-be recruits on June 20 at King George Playing Fields, have already arranged three friendlies. They entertain Welland on Friday, July 20 before meeting Feckenham at home on Tuesday, July 24 and then heading to Smithswood Firs on Saturday, July 28.