Manager on triallists and loans
Manager Darrell Clarke said today that only a couple of the triallists who featured in Tuesday night’s game against Cirencester Town will continue to train with his squad.
“If I’m honest, that game disappointed me, although one or two of the lads did better than the others, but we move on and I’ll be running the rule over five more triallists in the next couple of days.
“It is difficult to make a judgement on players after eight days of fitness training and one game, but it wouldn’t have been fair to delay making decisions on those who featured on Tuesday.”
With regard to potential signings, he said; “It’s no secret that I hope to sign four more players a right sided midfield, left sided midfield, a striker and a centre half.
“I’m a little bit frustrated I haven’t been able to bring anyone else in recently, but there’s still a month to go before the start of the season.
“I do have one or two things in the pipeline and I have one or two potential loans lined up for the beginning of the season if I need them.
“I was hoping to have the majority of my squad in place for next week’s training camp at the University of South Wales, but that’s in a perfect world. I have made one or two offers to players but haven’t managed
to bring any in. It’s disappointing when you make an offer and he decides his future lies elsewhere for whatever reason.”