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Wealdstone boss Wilinson will not make any further additions

PUBLISHED: 10:00 06 July 2018

Wealdstone manager Bobby Wilkinson (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Wealdstone manager Bobby Wilkinson (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Stones boss says he’s happy with squad after beginning pre-season campaign

Wealdstone manager Bobby Wilkinson has confirmed he will make no further additions to his squad ahead of the new Vanarama National League South season.

The Stones have done their work early this term and brought in plenty of new faces ahead of the start of pre-season.

With clubs up and down country still working to finalise their squads ahead of the new campaign, it would not have come as a surprise if the Grosvenor Vale club had made any more additions.

But it seems that will not be the case, with Wilkinson stating his happiness with his squad following the 3-3 pre-season friendly draw at Bracknell Town last Saturday.

“There are no more signings. I’ve done all my business early and I’m really happy with the squad,” the Wealdstone boss told the club website.

“I’m just going to go along with this squad. What we decided to get was hard working, hungry players that want to play for Wealdstone.”

Wealdstone had an early return to pre-season action, with the friendly against Bracknell coming on the final day of June.

It was an unusual move from Stones to start so early, but Wilkinson was happy to do something their divisional rivals might not have considered.

“I think it’s important that what other clubs do, they do, but whatever we do is best for our football club,” he added.

“It’s all about our club and I’m pleased that we’ve made some great signings. It’s been hard work, we spent many nights in the management room late into the night.

“My team deserve credit this summer; they didn’t leave me on my own or go away on holiday, they worked their socks off. They’ve worked hard for me and deserve a lot of credit.”

Wealdstone head for a training camp in Bournemouth this weekend, and Wilkinson expects that to make his squad closer.

“You have to build a team off the park as well as on it. We have a proper schedule and it’s about getting right for August 4,” he said.

“Everyone needs to come together because if you’re an individual in this group, you won’t be here.”

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