Tigers training regime gets underway but Shaw still can’t sign any players

Worksop Town pre-season training begins at Manton Athletic Club
Worksop Town pre-season training begins at Manton Athletic Club

Worksop Town began their pre-season training regime with two sessions in two days last weekend.

Tigers boss Mark Shaw put a host of triallists and former Worksop Town Under 19 players through their paces in fitness workouts at Manton Athletic Club on Retford Road.

Players presented who have already appeared for the first team included Reece Twell, Tom Elliott and Harry Johnson

He told the Guardian it was a positive start to the playing side’s summer, but reiterated that he was unable to sign any of the players who impressed him due to the club’s finances.

Shaw, who has previously insisted he won’t work on a projected budget or put the club in debt, said: “It went as anyone would have expected.”

“We’ve got players coming in who want to sign, but we can’t until we know what the finances will be.”

“We’re a big club, with a lot of history and a lot of stature, a lot going for us, but we haven’t got enough funding to go to players and tell them what they’ll be on.”

“We still need more pledges for the #Team500 Club.”

The manager wants the people of Worksop to help ensure the team of players he puts on the field for NCEL Premier action next season is one to be proud of.

“We’re trying to create something run by the supporters and the community that will help the town.”

“We need the town’s people to get on board.”

“Until that happens, we’re going to have a football club, but not a team to be really proud of, not a team that reflects the town.”