Barwell F.C. manager Jimmy Ginnelly is almost ready for the start of the 2017-18 season, and has vowed to try and make the supporters excited by everybody's effort and attitude.
"Pre-season has gone as well as it could have, with some good performances and results against some very good opposition," says Ginnelly.
"Fitness levels are about right with Guy Hadland putting the lads through some tough sessions. I've still got two more signings to finalise but I am more than happy with the way the squad is shaping up.
Ginnelly also confirmed that there are seven new signings that have arrived at the club so far this summer.
- Michael Townsend - new club captain, centre half from Sutton Coldfield
- Jake Whitmore - right back from Coventry
- Ryan Seal - striker from Hinckley AFC
- Ethan Delaney - striker from Halesowen
- Mathew Stenson - striker from Leicester Road
- Ryan Robbins - striker from Sutton Coldfield
- Mikey Turner - goalkeeper from Heather St. John's.
Furthermore, Jimmy is currently seeking some sponsorship from the club's loyal fanbase.
"I'm looking for people to sponsor my players with a token £25 per goal, £25 per clean sheet or £25 per man of the match performance. If any of you supporters would like to help me with this sponsorship then please either let me know directly or contact the club and they will forward your details on to me."
Jimmy is also looking for support from any new and existing club sponsors.
"Could I ask you for a gesture of £10 per week, 52 weeks of the year towards my expenses. You'll be invited to attend to attend as many games as you would like to watch, with four guests, with a buffet and drinks supplied throughout the game. You will also be able to pitch the Man of the Match. If you would like a company advertising board to be erected around the pitch and an advert in the programme for your money, please just ask. Please let me know as soon as possible as I'm trying to get everything in place so I have my season planned out again."
The manager had a final message for the fans heading into the new season.
"I'd just like to say that myself, Guy and our staff and players will be doing all we can to try and excite you supporters with some unbelievable attitude on a match day and we look forward to your support up and down the country. Here goes to a very good season."