Trinity to hold trials

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GAINSBOROUGH Trinity are to hold two open trials to find talent for the 2011/12 squad.

Chairman Peter Swann told the Standard this week that he wanted to unearth future stars, and give a chance to local footballers who felt they could handle the Conference North.

“A lot of people have been saying there’s talent here and there, so we’re saying the door is open.”

“Hopefully the players who have been contacting us over the last season will show up.”

The trials, on 28th and 30th June, are part of a new strategy for the club – with Steve Housham recently signing on as a football development manager.

Swann explained the appointment, saying: “With Steve coming in we’re looking at a general, work together sort of feel, to make sure we’re up to date on the lads being released by clubs in the region.”

“You really do need to be within an hour or two of someone leaving a club.”

“It’s about having the personnel to watch the lower leagues to see if they’ve got anyone as well.”

And the club owner hinted at further signings in the next week, after capturing the services of Dominic Roma.

“A lot of things will be happening over the next week or so, hopefully quite a few deals on the table will be accepted,” he said.

“If not we have more targets, there are plenty of players good enough to play in this league, and who can give us a chance to perform a lot better than last season.”

Anyone interested in attending the Trinity trials should email their details and a brief history of their playing career to

Players must be 18 or over.