Manager Micky Adams has revealed that he is only able to register twenty players while the club remains in administration. The restrictions mean it is unlikely that any new players – such as trialists Liam Dickinson, Tadhg Purcell (pictured) and Darren Byfield can join the Valiants.
Adams has a squad of 22 players – but he can only register 20 of them. Lewis Haldane and Rob Taylor are both currently injured, but the restrictions could also mean youngsters, such as Ryan Lloyd, may have to be content with reserve and youth team football.
“Until we find a buyer for the club, it’s not possible to sign new players,” Adams told the Sentinel.
“Mr Ryder set me a budget which, to be honest, I didn’t spend. I kept some to one side because I knew there were positions I wanted to strengthen.
“Liam Dickinson is one example, and there were other players I wanted to bring in.
“But unfortunately that original budget has now gone, so I’ve ended up harming my own chances of having a decent squad to work with.
“I’m only allowed to register 20 players while we are still in administration. That’s another blow, but part of the rules, so we have to get on with it.
“We’ve not accomplished everything we wanted to in regards to building a squad, so it’s going to be a long season for us, but we’ll stick together and work hard for each other.”