Town trial day finds possible new players

Gareth McLelland
Gareth McLelland

FC Halifax Town’s trial day at Stockport Sports Village has unearthed 17 players who will be given the chance to play for a contract with the club.

More than 100 players attended the trial last weekend and were given physical and technical assessments before playing in an 11 v 11 match.

Chief Scout Gareth McLelland, who oversaw the trial, said: “Well done to all the lads who took part in the trial, both days were incredibly demanding but the attitude of all the players was superb and they worked extremely hard throughout the various skill tests and trial games.

“We have whittled down the trialists to 17 players who will play a friendly fixture in the coming weeks against an experienced non-league side.”

The friendly will be used as the next step in the trial process and depending on performance, a small number of players will be invited to first team training.

Neil Aspin and his coaching team will then select the winner of the professional contract on offer.

Chairman David Bosomworth said: “Having seen the work that went into preparing the trial and attending one of the trials days myself, I was reassured that the whole process was being managed in a thoroughly professional manner.

“I am sure that the players who reach the final stages would strengthen the squad and would be suitable individuals to represent FC Halifax Town.”