Charlie Palmer ready to bolster Belper Town squad


Belper boss Charlie Palmer admits he is looking to bolster his squad ahead of the festive period.

The Nailers have won their last three matches, but Palmer knows he needs to boost competition for places.

Palmer said: “I am looking to bring in two more players in, but I cannot mention them until they have signed on the dotted line.

“No matter what level you play at you need competition and healthy competition for places in the team,

“I do not want to bring players in just for the sake of it, but I believe the two players I am looking at will improve the squad.”

Palmer is still impressed with his players nonetheless and has vowed to keep hold of his key players.

“When I came into this club, there was four or five key players mentioned to me, who are still at the here now,

“Stevo (Rob Stevenson) is a talent but it is about managing that talent and getting the best out of him,

“Watty (Phil Watt) is a colossal and it is about keeping him at this club.

“When I first came in he wanted to leave, I have got him to stay to the end of the season and the aim is to keep him next season as well.”

Palmer also backed the decision to call of Saturday’s home game with Leek.

“On the run we have been on it probably disrupted us, as a club and as a team and the football we play it is important for us not to ruin the pitch,” he said.

“It would have been nice to play after beating Matlock and there probably would have been a good turnout in the stands, but the game had of gone ahead we probably would have killed the pitch for the rest of the season.

“Also we have to remember it is not just us who play at The Marston’s Stadium, Belper United, the U21’s and the academy all play on it.”