Manager Paul Sturrock speaks to ytfc.net about his ongoing search for new players and the pre-season friendly schedule which features Premier League new boys AFC Bournemouth and League One winners Bristol City as visitors to Huish Park.
Sturrock recognises the fans frustration at a lack of news regarding signings but assures Glovers supporters that he is doing everything he can to put together a team capable of competing in League Two next season.
He said: “I can totally understand fans being a bit disenchanted at this time of the year. It is very difficult for me to sit here and rattle off names of players.
“I can assure the fans that there is so much work going on behind the scenes. We are meeting players and their representatives daily and we are trying to structure a competitive squad of players to be a force in League Two next season.”
The Manager, along with his backroom staff, has also been extensively scouting potential loan targets but admits fans will have to wait for explicit details. However, there is more positive news on renewing players contracts, with an announcement expected soon.
Sturrock added: “No one is picking up loans at this moment in time. We have done our homework already by watching development games at the end of last season and we have a list of players that we feel will benefit the team that we would like to bring to the club.
“We are trying to get the squad together as quickly as possible. This isn’t easy at the moment with players and representatives away on holiday.
“I will hopefully have news for fans on both Kevin Dawson and Sam Foley towards the end of the week.”
Any new team needs time to bond so Sturrock is delighted that Yeovil have such a competitive friendly schedule to help get his team ready and firing for the start of the new season.
He said: “I am very happy with the pre-season friendlies we have arranged. It is vitally important that the players we have here are tuned into the way we will play quickly and with the friendlies we have arranged I feel we can achieve this.
“Pre-season is very important and it is vital for us that everyone gets through it injury free. It is also important that we get to the end of the games all on the same wavelength so we can hit the ground running on the 8th August.”
Town’s current pre-season schedule:
Friday 17th July v Truro City (Away – 7:45pm)
Sunday 19th July v Callington (Away – 3:00pm)
Wednesday 22nd July v Torquay United (Away – 7:30pm)
Tuesday 28th July v AFC Bournemouth (Home – 7:45pm)
Thursday 30th July v Bristol City (Home – 7:45pm)
Tuesday 4th August v Swansea City under-21s (Home – 7:45pm)