Belles manager Andy Butler wants to take his Belles side as high up the table as possible in the upcoming season and believes that building a competitive squad will make a massive difference.
With players like Eva Madarang returning to the USA in Spring, he added that the door is wide open for players interested in joining the Belles as well as youngsters coming up through the ranks.
“I hope we’re challenging as high up the table as we possibly can next season but that will be down to every single player pulling in the same direction,” he said.
“We need a big squad to really push up the table and we’re always looking for new players to improve the squad and those with the ability and who enjoy football can come down.
“We’re a positive bunch of people, we love to play high-tempo, possession-based football and we want players who fit into that ethos. Our door is always open – we never close the door on anybody and if they’re good enough then they’ll play.
“Everyone gets an equal chance – it’s a clean slate, it’s a new season. Nobody’s guaranteed a starting position so if they come in doing better than the players that are already there then they’ll get their shot.”
Trials for the Regional Talent Centre (RTC) are set to take place once it is safe and Butler has been impressed with the quality of youngsters that are coming up through the ranks.
“The RTC is huge for the development into the first team football and we’re not scared of playing youngsters if they’re good enough to be in there,” Butler added.
“We’ve got some good U16s that are coming through now and they’ll be pushing for first team spots. If they’re good enough, they’ll get their chance with the first team.
“Me and Bucco (Nick Buxton) will be going down to watch games if we can - we’re going to put a big drive into this season and give it everything we’ve got.”
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