Trans­fer deal­ing now vir­tu­ally done – Her­bert

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News - - Sport -

● RUN­CORN TOWN boss Chris Her­bert has ad­mit­ted the club are “vir­tu­ally done” with their sum­mer trans­fer busi­ness.

The club lost top goalscorer Craig Cairns – who net­ted 44 times for Town in all com­pe­ti­tions last sea­son – but have brought in striker Steve Lewis, Ch­ester youth cap­tain Ryan Dob­son and re­signed Carl Rodgers from Flint Town United.

“We’ve got a few loans com­ing in dur­ing the next few weeks that will im­prove us,” Her­bert re­vealed.

“We’re nearly there [with trans­fers] now. Un­less some­thing spe­cial comes avail­able we’re not out there look­ing. We’re vir­tu­ally done.”

When asked if any other play­ers would fol­low Cairns and mid­fielder Joe Holt out of the club, the man­ager con­tin­ued: “If any­one else wants to leave it’s up to them. We’ve al­ways said play­ers come and go and we al­ways have a back-up plan.

“If some­one wants to leave we’ll re­place them – that’s not a prob­lem.”

Town also got their pre-sea­son cam­paign un­der­way with a 4-3 de­feat at Air­bus UK Broughton last Satur­day af­ter­noon.

Luke Ed­wards, Kevin Ex­ell and Mark Reed got on the score­sheet in the nar­row de­feat, and Her­bert has urged his play­ers to be­gin “push­ing on” as the new cam­paign nears. “It was a red hot day,” he said. “It was the same for both sides in terms of mak­ing lots of changes so it was a chance to see ev­ery­one nice and early. I think we’re not far off now. I’m happy with ev­ery­thing. We had four miss­ing on Satur­day but we’re get­ting there.

“We looked good and we’ve got a few young lads com­ing through. It’s just about push­ing on for the start of the sea­son.”

Town’s sec­ond pre-sea­son game is a week on Satur­day – July 14 – when they play host to Traf­ford at Pav­il­ions. The match kicks-off at 2pm with ad­mis­sion £6 for adults, £3 con­ces­sions and free for U16s.

Paul Wat­son

Run­corn Town striker Mark Reed rises to chal­lenge Air­bus UK Broughton’s goal­keeper dur­ing the teams’ pre-sea­son clash at the Hollingsworth Group Sta­dium last Satur­day.

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