Pre-season is a chance for the players to prepare themselves for the new season, and the fans to take a look at our new arrivals. But it’s also a chance for trialists to prove themselves and potentially secure a contract.
With spaces left in the Silkmen squad, the Silkmen will take a look at the crop of trialists in the dressing room.
Assistant manager Steve Watson explained: “We’ll have a good first week and then they’ll be two or three more trialists coming in next week when the games start. We’ll have a look through them this week and if there are people we feel aren’t quite up to standard we’ll let them go, and the lads that do well we’ll keep on until next week.”
“It’s always good to access people in a match situation, training is great with 5-a-side but you want to see players in 11-a-side games. Like last season they’ll be two or three players involved in every game that are trialists.”
Steve was also keen to emphasise the remaining core of players that have signed new contracts at the Moss Rose Stadium.
He said: “There are lads here from last season, people that you’re really pleased that they have stayed on and then as I say we’ve got lads in who’re looking to prove themselves, hopefully at a better level, a chance to challenge at the right end again.”
“There’s quality players coming in on trial and we might just find one or two gems so I’m excited.”