Belper Town boss happy with squad after bringing in new defender

Belper Town boss Grant Black has declared he is happy with his squad after making Tyreece Robinson his final signing.

Thursday, 11th June 2020, 9:00 am
Belper Town manager Grant Black is happy with his squad.

The Nailers swooped to bring in the Mickleover centre-back after being off competition from a number of clubs.

And a delighted black said the signing would be key to his defensive plans for next season.

“We needed to get a centre-half in and that is pretty much us done now,” he said.

“We have been chasing him for a number of weeks now to get it over the line.

“Quite a few clubs were sniffing around and we are really looking forward to working with him.

“He is physical and is a big strong lad with pace. He will give us an option to play with a three at the back.

“With his pace and athleticism he will give us security when we are bombing forward. He is everything we were looking for.”

But plans to return to training are still on hold as the management team await some clarification over a potential start date for the new season.

“I have been speaking to quite a few managers up and down the pyramid, and we have had discussions at Belper over a return to training,” added Black..

“Some teams are training now in small groups and with non contact. We are possibly looking at putting a plan together, but it is difficult. We don’t want to get the back too soon and then the season starts in November and they are burned out.

“We are probably going to leave it another couple of weeks just to see if anything else comes out of the Government to give us more of an idea of potential start dates.

“We have looked at going in once a week on a Saturday morning and just having a quick half hour. It is finding the right balance.”

And, despite the uncertain economic future surrounding non-league, Black is expecting his side to face stiff competition from a number of sides determined to go for it next season.

“There are a few teams who are chucking a lot of money at it,” he added.

“There will be a good seven or eight teams in this league who will be having a good go at it.

“We didn't have a big budget last year and we definitely don’t this year, but sometimes that can bring a group closer together.

“They are all on a similar wage and there are no little groups where one is on big money and one group is on peanuts, they are all on peanuts.”