Blues are planning family day

NOT content with finalising a pre-season fixture schedule and rebuilding his squad, Gainsborough Trinity boss Steve Housham wants to establish a reputation as a ‘family club’.

The Blues manager explained: “We want to hold a community day, a club day on a Sunday towards the end of pre-season.”

“The fans will be able to come along, there’ll be a game for kids and a staff versus supporters match.”

“I did this at Brigg and after the town showed they can come out in numbers we want to give something back.”

“I want it to be a family club, and also show what a good club we are,” he added.

As he looks forward to his first full season in charge of Trinity, Housham has made his first summer signing in Buxton left-back Josh Wilde.

Nineteen-year-old Wilde featured for the Blues as a trialist last summer, before an impressive season in the Evo-Stik Premier with the Bucks.

Housham said: “He’s another youngster, he fits the bill for us. He played a lot of games at that level and did well.”

More good news for the club’s fans came in the form of Shane Clark’s signature, the influential midfielder committing to another season on the Northolme.

The manager added: “Everyone we’ve offered terms to have signed, apart from Jordan Thewlis and Sam Mulready. We’re having a look at the moment for new players and I’m off to watch a trial match at Luton on Friday. But there’s no rush, come August there will be 200 to 300 players without a club and we know what we need.”