WILY Trevor Norris has been around the block a bit – but admits he’s endured one of his toughest summers to date as looks to steady the good ship Badshot Lea for another season.
The former Fleet, Camberley and Sandhurst chief says he has been frustrated by competition for players’ signatures from local rivals, but believes he has finally pieced together a squad that can better their 15th place finish of last year.
“It’s been frustrating at times,” Norris said. “There’s so many clubs in the area around about the same level and not enough loyalty among players.
“I’ve found it very difficult this summer and I honestly don’t know what hand I’ve been dealt yet. That said, I’m happy with the players that I’ve brought in and I’m confident we can do well.
“We will definitely finish higher than last season but whether we’ve got enough to compete at the top end of the table, I just don’t know yet.”
Striker Brad Smith, top scorer at Camberley last season, returns to the Baggies for a third spell and is joined by fellow returnees Josh Pearson and goalkeeper Matt Watson. Ex-Aldershot youth trio Calum Nimmo, Michael Stimak and Ben Hutchings are also on board.