Shaw happy with squad

Tigers boss Mark Shaw was delighted with what he saw in his first game in charge at Sandy Lane on Tuesday.

Although the performances of new man Jack Muldoon and centre-halves Laurence Gaughan and Josh Hill will undoubtedly have pleased the manager, he refused to single out individuals for praise, instead lauding the efforts of the squad.

He said: “I’m very pleased with the run out, players getting minutes is important to us.”

“I’m happy with the way we’ve conducted ourselves because we’ve not done a lot of work on shape and against a team who won the Conference last year I’m pleased with how we’ve played.”

“As a group they’ve been brilliant, the way they’ve gelled after six training sessions is fantastic and it’s the groundwork to build on.”

Shaw says that it’s unlikely he’ll be bringing in many more players before the start of the season, as he focuses on improving the group he’s already assembled.

“Hopefully over the next four to five weeks we’ll get more out of the group.”

“There might be some players on the fringe getting games but this is the group we want to work with.”

“I wouldn’t mind having a look at a young triallist centre half to go with four, but we’re pretty settled now.”

Worksop Town have a busy week ahead, with a trip to Penistone Church on Friday and a visit to Retford United on Saturday.

On Tuesday 16th Shaw takes his men to Gainsborough Trinity, and on Wednesday 17th they’ll make the short trip to Phoenix Park to face Dinnington Town.